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THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF TEETH I. Incisors A. There are four incisors on the top and four on the bottom. 1. Incisors are shaped like tiny chisels with flat ends that are sharp 2. These teeth are used for cutting and chopping food. 3. They are the first teeth to chew most food we eat. B. Incisors are usually the first tip to erupt. 1. It erupts first at around 6 months for baby teeth. 2. It then erupts again between ages 6 and 8 for the adult set of teeth. II. Canine Teeth A. There is a total of four canine teeth, two on top and two on the bottom. 1. They are pointed and sharp. 2. It is used to tear food. B. Primary canines generally appear between 16 and 20 months, with the upper canines coming in just ahead of the lower canines. III. Premolars A. There are eight premolars in all, four on top and four on the bottom. 1. The first premolars appear around age 10. 2. The second premolars arrive about a year later. B. They have a completely different shape than both the incisors and canines.

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