Navigating Through Your Mouth

Smiling Mom and Child in Montevall AL"You don't have to brush all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep."

If you plan to keep your teeth for the rest of your life, it's a good idea to get familiar with them and your mouth! Your mouth is like a country that should be navigated and well known. You should be familiar with how to get around it and the names of the streets and landmarks that are in it.

If you're in the process of getting familiar with your teeth, here's a guide to some of the teeth "landmarks" in your mouth.

  1. When you first enter your mouth you'll pass by your canines. These are the pointed teeth between your incisors and premolars at the front of your mouth.
  2. Your incisors are also located at the front of your mouth and they are sharp!
  3. As you travel further back into your mouth you'll encounter your molars. These are the flat teeth that are responsible for breaking down your food as you chew.
  4. Premolars are the pointed teeth at the side of your mouth.

If you wish to continue journey through life with your healthy teeth, be sure that you are properly caring for the territory of your body called your mouth. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss them at least one time per day. Another important step to maintaining your dental health is to book your regular checkups and cleanings at Montevallo Family Dentistry. Dr. Shunnarah is a skilled and experienced family dentist who performs preventative dentistry for your family's needs at every age. Book your appointment with us today.

Posted on behalf of Montevallo Family Dentistry