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Functions of teeth

  • Food needs to be broken down and chewed before entering the digestive system so that our body can easily absorb nutrients from them.

    Photograph showing a boy eating happily.
  • Teeth can help us pronounce accurately.

    Photograph of two kids talking to each other.
  • Teeth can help us look better by giving us a good profile.

    Photograph of a pretty girl smiling.
  • Deciduous teeth can reserve spaces for permanent teeth. Once the permanent teeth start to erupt, the deciduous teeth will fall out and give room for permanent teeth.

    Animation of the process of replacement of deciduous teeth by permanent teeth
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