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What If All Your Teeth Fell Out?

 

Our teeth are very useful. They allow us to cut and chew all sorts of food, from fruit and vegetables to tough pieces of steak. They also kick start the digestive process, which gives us the energy we need to live. In the adult human mouth, there are 4 different types of teeth: 8 sharp incisors, used for cutting into the food, 4 pointed canines, used for stabbing the more stubborn morsels on our dinner plate, 8 premolars, with a bumpy surface used for chewing food, and 12 additional molars, with a bumpy surface used for chewing food to a pulp. Teeth are essential to survival, so what would happen if you didn’t have any? That’s what we’ll be exploring today, in this episode of The Infographics Show: What If All Your Teeth Fell Out?

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