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What are the names of the teeth on a dental chart?

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The names of the teeth on a dental chart, beginning in the very back of the upper right quadrant of the jaw, are the wisdom tooth or third molar, the second molar and the first molar. In front of that is the second bicuspid, then the first bicuspid. In front of that is the canine or eye tooth, the lateral incisor and the central incisor.

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What are the names of the teeth on a dental chart?
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Beside this central incisor is the other central incisor. It is followed by the lateral incisor, the canine or eye tooth, the first bicuspid, the second bicuspid and the first molar. This is followed by the second molar and the wisdom tooth.

Starting right beneath this wisdom tooth in the lower left quadrant of the jaw is the wisdom tooth, or third molar. It is followed by the second molar, the first molar and the second bicuspid. After this is the first bicuspid, the canine or eye tooth, the lateral incisor and the central incisor, which is smaller than the upper central incisor. Next to it is the other mandibular central incisor. It's followed by the lateral incisor, the canine or eye tooth, and the first bicuspid. It's followed by the second bicuspid, the first molar, the second molar and the last wisdom tooth.

The incisors cut food to smaller pieces, while the canines grasp the food. Behind them, the bicuspids also hold on to the food but also crush it. The molars at the back of the mouth grind the food up before it's swallowed.

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