Hi this is Elise McMahon with ExpertVillage.com and in this video series we are going to be talking about canine dental health. If you would like to find out more about my services you can visit my website at www.canineheadstart.com. So in this video clip we are going to be talking about canine dentition and what I have here in my hand is the skull and lower mandible of a fox. So it gives you an opportunity to really see very clearly the tooth structure of a typical canine. One interesting thing you can see here, we were talking earlier about the changeover from baby teeth to adult teeth and you can see this very clearly here, these two right here and here are the baby teeth that are being pushed up and out by the adult teeth that are coming up erupting from the jaw.This actually is a road killed fox, it was a young fox probably about 4 and a half to 5 months old when it was hit by a car and killed. So what we have got here is the incisors and you are going to have the jaw. The teeth structure is actually broken up into four quadrants, you have got your left upper, your right upper, your right lower and your left lower. And I am just going to describe the teeth in one of the quadrants. What you have got here, we will go from the left side, you have got three upper left incisors – 1, 2, 3.You have got one upper left canine and then you have got four premolars – 1,2,3,4. And then you have two molars, 1, 2. And you can see this back molar is very small, of course again it was a young fox when it was hit. The carnassial teeth, the grinding teeth are right here in the back and here on the top and this is what a canine uses to tear and shred meat. So you can see very clearly here how the bite closes, how the jaw closes how the teeth mesh up and it is a rare opportunity really to get to see what your dogs teeth look like. .