Dental Health Topics

Distal Surface

"Distal" refers to the surface of the tooth that is towards the back of your mouth

Overall, there are five surfaces to each tooth:

Occlusal - the chewing or grinding surface of the bicuspid and molar teeth.
Mesial - forward or front.
Buccal - the tooth surface which is next to your cheeks.
Lingual - the tooth surface next to your tongue.