The evidence that may be gathered from teeth, is the age (in children) and identification of the person to whom the teeth belong. This is done using dental records or prior to death photographs.
The other type of evidence is that of bite marks, left on either the victim (by the attacker), the perpetrator (from the victim of an attack), or on an object found at the crime scene. Bite marks are often found on children who are abused.
Forensic dentists are responsible for five main areas of practice: