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What are incisors?

Incisors are the four front teeth in your mouth, top and bottom. They are broad, flat teeth with a narrow edge. They are designed for cutting off pieces of food ("incise" means to cut). The two incisors in the center of your mouth, top and bottom, are central incisors. The teeth of each side of these central incisors are lateral incisors.

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