Canines (teeth)

Tooth Anatomy


Canine teeth are also known as cuspids.

They have a single pointed surface called a "cusp" which is adapted for tearing and shredding food.

 


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Canines are one of the types of teeth in the human oral cavity.
See also info about other parts of the mouth.

Information about the structures of the mouth, tooth anatomy and teeth names is relevant to the section about digestion.

The topics of digestion and teeth are included in some school e.g. GCSE and/or A-Level courses in subjects such as biology and human biology and in other courses that include human anatomy & physiology, diet, nutrition, and other health sciences.

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