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Q: What is the main function of the incisors in mastication?
(A). Grinding food(B). Mastication of food(C). Cutting food(D). Tearing foodOur teeth have different functions according to their location: Incisors: biting and cutting food Canines: piercing and tearing food Posteriors: mastication and grinding foodAnswer: (C). Cutting foodTo memorize...  Read More
Q: This unusual incisor shape is most likely caused by:
(A). Syphilis(B). Attrition(C). Erosion(D). FluorosisThe maxillary central incisors in this image feature an unusual indentation which is characteristic ofcongenital syphilis. Those malformed incisors are called “screwdriver-shaped” incisors. Besides abnormal incisors, congenital...  Read More
Q: Dentin formed in response to injury is called:
(A). Primary dentin(B). Secondary dentin(C). Tertiary dentinKeyword: injuryDentin comprises themainportion of the tooth. It is softer than enamel but harder than bone.There are different types of dentin: The dentin that forms when a tooth erupts is calledprimarydentin. The dentin that forms...  Read More
Which tooth is the longest?
(A).Maxillary lateral incisor(B).Maxillary central incisor(C).Maxillary canine(D).Maxillary first molarKey word: longestMaxillary canines are the longest teeth (combined length of the root and crown) in the dentition and they support the facial dimension.The mandibular 1st molar on the other hand...  Read More
Which tooth has a buccal pit?
(A). Mandibular first molar(B). Maxillary first molar(C). Mandibular second molar(D).Maxillary second molarHere are some characteristics of the mandibular first molar: Has 2 roots Has 5 cusps (3 facial, 2 lingual) Is generally the first tooth to erupt in the permanent dentition A...  Read More
What is the main function of the incisors in mastication?
(A).Grinding food(B). Mastication of food(C). Cutting food(D). Tearing foodOur teeth have different function according to their location: Incisors: biting and cutting food Canines: piercing and tearing food Posteriors: mastication and grinding food Answer: (C). Cutting foodMini Boards...  Read More

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