Human tooth

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Human tooth diagram-en.svg
Diagram of a human molar showing its major constituents
CGI posterior view of teeth taken from inside mouth
Latin dentes
TA A05.1.03.001
FMA 75150
Anatomical terminology

The human teeth function to mechanically break down items of food by cutting and crushing them in preparation for swallowing and digesting. Humans have four types of teeth: incisors, canines, premolars, and molars, each with a specific function.