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.
Distal - The aforementioned back of mouth
Buccal - The tooth surface which is next to your cheeks.
Lingual - The tooth surface next to your tongue.