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Type of teeth

Number

1. Incisors (Cutting teeth)

8

2. Canines (Tearing teeth)

4

3. Premolars (Cheek teeth, grinding teeth)

8

4. Molars (Cheek teeth, grinding teeth)

12

 

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The number of teeth in an adult human can be easily remembered by the 'Dental Formula' which applies to the half jaw. it is 2123 in the order I C PM M, which is incisors, canines, pre molars, molars. therefore, 4 (2+1+2+3) gives 32 teeths.
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