The giant panda's teeth

6. Mandarin names for human teeth

If you want to describe human teeth in Mandarin, there are different words for incisors, canines and molars. 

incisor

切牙        qiēyá        to cut tooth           

canine

尖牙        jiānyá       sharp tooth                                

molar

磨牙        móyá         to grind tooth                          

Both 牙 yá and 齿 chǐ mean tooth. 

The word for human tooth is:

牙齿        yáchǐ         tooth