Welcome to the Lafayette, CO dental blog! Today we are going to look at 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 they are there 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. Gordon West, a local Lafayette, CO dentist, and I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little more about the different teeth in your mouth. If you are in the Boulder County area and would like to make an appointment at my practice, Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry, please give us a call at 303-665-5335. We can schedule an appointment and tell you about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening and dental veneers.
If you’ve ever been interested in a smile makeover, come on in and we’ll discuss the possibilities. I want my Boulder cosmetic dental patients to have healthy mouths and beautiful smiles. At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry, we offer comprehensive dental services including: