Welcome to the Portland dental blog! Today 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 and 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.
I’m Dr. Brian Westover DMD and Robert Kowal DDS, a friendly Clackamas dentist. I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little more about the different teeth in your mouth.
If you are in the Gresham, Oregon City, or Gladstone area and would like to make an appointment at my practice, Brookside Dental, please give us a call at 503-905-3380. We can schedule an appointment and tell you about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers and teeth whitening.
If you’ve ever been interested in a smile makeover, we would love to discuss the possibilities. I want my Portland dental patients to have healthy mouths and beautiful smiles. At Brookside Dental, we offer comprehensive dental services including: dental implants, Invisalign invisible braces, and emergency dentistry.
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