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Are you planning to visit the dentist soon? Before you go, it may help to understand the basic names for all your teeth. That’s why we at Finesse Dental Care have offered you some useful word definitions to learn:

Incisors: These refer to those sharp, chisel-shaped teeth at the front of the mouth. There are four on the top arch and four on the bottom arch.

Canines: These teeth, also referred to as Cuspids, are situated on either side of your incisors and are shaped like points at the end. There are two on the bottom arch and two on the top.

Premolars: Sometimes called bicuspids, these teeth have two points or cusps for chewing food. They are located between the canines and molars. Humans usually have eight – two on both sides of both arches.

Molars: Found at the very back of the mouth, these are your most valuable chewing instruments, with numerous grooves on their surfaces used to break down food.

Learning these parts of the mouth may enhance your self-confidence next time you talk to Dr. Steven Hever and our wonderful staff at Finesse Dental Care in Westlake Village, California. You will feel that you can better articulate what is happening inside your mouth. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. We’d be happy to teach you anything. You can also set up an appointment by phoning (805) 742-4749.