Welcome to the blog of Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville NC, a provider of general and cosmetic dentistry! In this post, 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.
The team at Freedom Village Dental reminds all of our patients to take good care of their teeth. Brush and floss at least twice a day (three times is better), and see us for a cleaning and checkup every six months. You’ll stay on top of your dental health.
At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville NC, we provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.
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