In this post from Jordan Landing Smiles, we are going to explore the secret life of our teeth.
The shape of each tooth gives a clue to what it does. The incisors, or your front teeth, are sharp. They need to be because their job is to cut food. Their curvature helps move food inside the mouth.
Behind the incisors, you find the canine teeth. Their roots go far into the jaw bone because they are designed to hold onto food and tear through it.
Premolars, found just behind the canines, are flat on the surface. This allows them to crush your food as you chew. And, finally, in the very back are the molars. They are large and have nice, flat chewing surfaces that help them to grind food down into smaller, more digestible pieces.
We rely on our teeth for many things, and it’s important to keep them healthy. They are meant to last a lifetime. At West Jordan Dental Office Smiles we provide the general dentistry that will keep your teeth and gums in great shape. We can improve their appearance with cosmetic dentistry, too. Schedule an appointment with us today.