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Toward the front of the mouth; canine to canine

Anterior

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Toward the back of the mouth; pre-molars and molars

Posterior

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Pertains to the midpoint of the tooth or situated at the center

Central

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Pertains to the side of the tooth

Lateral

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A tooth with two roots

Bifurcated

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A tooth with three roots

Trifurcated

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A small linear depression on the surface of a tooth

Groove

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A sharp or rounded projection of a tooth.

Cusp

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Lingual enamel bulge on cervical third of anterior teeth

Cingulum

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Rounded or angular depression

Fossa

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A small rounded projection on the incisal edge of newly erupted teeth

Mamelon

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An imaginary line between the central incisors

Midline

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The relationship between the chewing surfaces of maxillary and mandibular pre-molars and molars when in contact

Occlusion

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Upper arch, immobile part of the skull

Maxillary

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Lower arch, movable and not part of the skull

Mandible

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Front of the mouth with sharp, thin edges that cut food; where digestion begins, central and lateral locations

Incisors

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Also known as canines or eye teeth

Cuspids

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Longest teeth that help shape the face, and cut and tear foods

Cuspids

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Amount of cuspids in the permanent dentition

4

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Also known as premolars; used to crush, cut and tear food

Bicuspids

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Amount of bicuspids in the permanent dentition

8

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Located posterior; gradually gets smaller from the first to the third

Molars

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Amount of molars in the permanent dentition

12

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The surface of the tooth toward the face

Facial

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The facial surface of anterior teeth toward the lips

Labial

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The facial surface of posterior teeth, towards the inner cheek

Buccal

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The surface of the tooth toward the midline

Mesial

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The surface of the tooth away from the midline

Distal

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The surface of the tooth towards the tongue

Lingual

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The narrow cutting edge of anterior teeth

Incisal