The canine teeth are the teeth which exist next to the lateral incisors. These are particular long and pointed teeth. Some people do not have long and pointed canines and in such situation, these teeth are also termed as incisiform.

There are four canines; this means there are two maxillary canines and two mandibular canines. The canines are stronger than the incisors and these teeth have much deeper roots than the incisors. The maxillary canines are longer and larger than the mandibular canines. The maxillary canines are also popularly known as the eye teeth, while the mandibular canines are popularly known as the stomach teeth.