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Names and functions of teeth

We have different types of deciduous teeth: incisors, canines,first molars, and second molars. Each tooth has four types of surfaces. They are the inner surface, outer surface,chewing surface and adjacent surface. These different types of teeth have various functions:

  • Incisor – to cut food like a pair of scissors
    Animation of a spinning incisor.
  • Canine – to tear food like a fork
    Animation of a spinning canine.
  • First molars – can grind food
    Animation of a spinning first molar.
  • Second molar – larger than first molars, can grind food like first molars do.
    Animation of a spinning second molar.
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