Premolars are double pointed teeth that are present between canine and first molar. They are also called transitional teeth because they have the property of both canine and molars.
Canine teeth also called as cuspid or cornerstone is the pointed teeth present at the corner of the mouth. Canine teeth are adapted for tearing of food and various other functions. There is a total of four canine teeth present in the entire dental arch. Each present between incisors i.e. front teeth and premolar.
The first permanent tooth to erupt is usually the first molar, at 6 to 7 years of age. The other teeth, leaving the third molar erupt latest by 13 years of age. Keeping track of the eruption time through charts or games is a good way for parents and children to anticipate teething and eruption.
There are only four significant teeth types. These are the incisors, canines, premolars, and molars. You can quickly identify them in your mouth. As in the case of babies, premolars are absent. Rest all the teeth look similar in babies as well.
Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body. Enamel forms the outer covering of the visible tooth portion, outside of the gums. Enamel plays a vital role in protecting teeth from decay. Having said this, enamel does undergo attrition, abrasion etc.
Sometimes it is important to know the tooth anatomy. Most of us use layman dental terminologies as lower front teeth or upper back teeth. But it would be great if you could identify parts of teeth such as crown, neck, etc.