Super Teeth title with hippo and smilodon illustrations

Some mammals eat leaves. Others chomp enormous bones. And some mammals don't need any teeth at all! Mammal teeth are specialized for their diets. 

Our Basic Teeth Kit
Diagram of human and dog teeth

Mammal teeth can look really different from each other. But mammals’ mouths have four main types of teeth: incisors, canines, premolars, and molars. 

Incisors are the teeth at the front of your mouth. Mammals use them to grab, slice, or cut their daily food.

Canines are the long, pointy teeth in your mouth. Mammals use them to tear and cut food.

Premolars & Molars
These teeth are near the back of your mouth. Mammals use them to grind, crush, and even shear their food.

Super Teeth

Explore mammals' teeth with this matching game and coloring book!

Mammal Teeth Matching Game thumbnail

After you have finished, check your answers against this ANSWER KEY

Mammal Teeth Coloring Book thumbnail

The mouths are already colored in for you. Print it, and color in the rest!

Image Credits:

All illustrations, © AMNH.