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What are our different teeth used for?

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Your teeth are used for:

  • Biting and tearing. The central incisors and lateral incisors are mostly used for biting and cutting, and canine teeth are mostly used for tearing food.
  • Grinding and crushing. The premolars, molars, and wisdom teeth are mostly used for chewing and grinding food.

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 23, 2019

SOURCE: 

American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 23, 2019

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