Many people take their teeth for granted. Your teeth help you chew food, which makes it easier to digest. There are four main types of teeth, and each one has a different shape and function.
The four main types of teeth are:

  • Incisors - Your incisors are eight teeth in the front center of your mouth (four on both bottom and top). These are typically the first adult teeth that a child will get, coming in  when the child is between six and eight years old. Incisors are the teeth that you use to bite into your food.

  • Canines - Your canines are the next teeth that develop in your mouth. You have four of them and they are your sharpest teeth, used for tearing apart food.

  • Premolars - Premolars are used for tearing and crushing food. Unlike your incisors and canines, premolars have a flat biting surface. You have eight premolars in total.

  • Molars - Your molars are your largest teeth. Their function is similar to that of the premolars, to grind, tear, and crush food. Molars have a large flat biting surface which makes them perfect for this job.

 
These are the four basic types of teeth. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at Rideau Dental Centre by calling 613-230-7475!