I suppose you could call me one of the blue-collar workers of your body. I am not a brilliant chemist like your liver or a dedicated slave like your heart. I am the most perishable part of your body while you live and I survive you, the most durable after death. It is quite possible that I will be around several thousand years after the rest of you are dust.I am your upper right canine, or Eyetooth. With my twin, the left upper canine and our two opposite numbers in the lower jaw, I am part of a team that totaled 32 when you began your adult life. When you eat, we teeth start up your digestive process and contribute to your enjoyment of eating food. The food would not taste the same, if swallowed whole.