Look over casts--notice how the bicuspids
and molars have elongated--even the mesio buccal cusp of the upper six year molar has tipped occlusally.
Sometimes dentists apply a plastic sealant to the flat grinding surfaces of the molars and bicuspids
to protect these teeth from cavities.
The crowns of teeth, especially the bicuspids
and molars, are bulbous in appearance, with a constriction at the junction of enamel and cementum.
If you don't break two or three bicuspids
while eating a peanut butter sandwich, Germans don't think it's really bread.
Tour and see the unveiling of the new ODA Dental Exhibit in the Life World, which includes an actual demonstration of the mouth through an intraoral camera -- see what a cookie leaves on the teeth, or how the molars and bicuspids
look on the computer monitor.
The five teeth on either side of your canines are called bicuspids
(bie-CUS-pids) and molars (MO-luhrs).