What is the main function of the incisors in mastication?
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What is the main function of the incisors in mastication?

What is the main function of the incisors in mastication?

(A.) Grinding food
(B.) Mastication of food
(C.) Cutting food
(D.) Tearing food

dental anatomy, mastication, incisors, dental hygiene exam prep
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Answer: (C.) Cutting food

Our teeth have different function according to their location:

  • Incisors: biting and cutting food
  • Canines: piercing and tearing food
  • Posteriors: mastication and grinding food

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Written by
Claire Jeong, RDH, MS
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