Getting to Know the 4 Types of Teeth and Their Functions

Have you ever got interested in your teeth?

While brushing your tooth it is easy to notice that their structure is quite unique. All tooth are permanently divided into 4 types of teeth according to their position and shape. Here we got the question: what these teeth do and what they actually are?

Incisors or the main detail of your smile

They are considered to play the main role in your smile. The two large incisors situate in the forward mouth side and also two more besides these tooth, so they are fully responsible for the primary food processing, which falls for further chewing. They pass food into the mouth, biting off a piece of food. You also have four incisors on the bottom. In total, you have 8 incisors tooth. Usually, a person gets his or her first four incisors in infancy, but adult incisors appear in the period between 6 and 8.


Canines (cone-shaped teeth)

One can find them without any difficulty; they’re cone-shaped (as a rule 4) teeth in your mouth which are responsible part and hold food, situated near to the first group of teeth we spoke about as on the bottom and top too. Traditionally they start to grow also in infancy at 16-20 months, and your stable canines appear at the ages from 9 to 12.

Bicuspids or Premolars

These two tooth (also called as premolars) located behind your every canine. Their purpose is chewing and grinding food. Babies don’t have such tooth, so you get them firstly approximately when you are aged 10.

Molars and the wisdom tooth

Molars are the largest tooth in the dentition and they first grow approximately at the age of six. You have in common eight molars, so four tooth on each side of your mouth. Molars are primarily intended for grinding and rubbing food. The last third molar is called also the wisdom tooth and may sometimes be missing. Wisdom teeth are laid in a person not in the prenatal period of development (in the womb), as others, but at the age of 4-5 years. Their absence is considered to be a variant of the norm in dentistry, not pathology. However, a lot of people prefer to remove them in order not to have problems with them in future, for example, it often happens that the wisdom tooth due to lack of space in the jaw arch may incorrectly erupt and take a non-physiological position.

32 Teeth, the norm and anomalies

Normally, an adult has 32 teeth totally, if there are also wisdom teeth in the moth (without them 28). If a person has more than the norm or less, these symptoms may occur:

  • Hypodontia is the absence of teeth due to the lack of their rudiments, caused by a violation of the development of maxillofacial bones. This disease means that teeth will never appear. In this case, only implants can help to deal with this situation.
  • Hyperdontia is the excess of the total number of tooth, which are otherwise called super-complex. Dentists usually suggest eliminate these tooth, because they don’t look aesthetically pleasing, for example, these tooth may tightly adjoin to each other. There are a lot of case cases when they grow near upper incisors and canines. Although, can be situations when they grow on the bottom of your mouth too. Abnormal teeth usually differ from the “normal” by their form and size.

Always remember that all of your teeth are quite essential for the quality of your life, your smile and health. We all know that one of the symbols of attractiveness is an open white smile. A sincerely smiling person with healthy teeth awakes a desire to communicate. However, healthy teeth is a huge benefit to the health of the whole body. After all, teeth are a part of the dental organ in the human body, and problems with them immediately affect the state of the whole body. Regular care of oral hygiene and dental health will help you to prevent many diseases and maintain health for many years. Never forget to care about them all.

Comments (2)
SpencerSeptember 11Reply
very interesting and useful information thanks now I know
SaraSeptember 23Reply
thank you very much for your help learned a lot would be more such articles thank you very much

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