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Oral Care Guide For Teens - Knowing Your Teeth - Shapes of teeth

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  Name Shape Function
Animation of a spinning incisor.

Incisor Chisel shape Chopping food
Animation of a spinning canine.

Canine Sharp, pointy Tearing food
Animation of a spinning premolar. Premolar*
(Does not exist in deciduous teeth)
The occlusal surface is wide and uneven. Grinding food
Diamond shape with pits and fissures on it.
Animation of a spinning molar. Molar The occlusal surface is wide and uneven. Grinding food
Rectangular shape with pits and fissures on it.
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