What Are The Two Types Of Teeth?
by: Dental Assistant Team
Two Types Of Teeth
With some rare exceptions, we all start out the same - with no teeth at all. Usually between 6-10 months of age most babies will start teething and their “baby teeth” will soon appear. The first ones to come in are the front teeth (called the incisors). In most cases, the growth of teeth usually follow around these middle teeth to make their way to the back teeth (the second molars) by the age of three.
Time For The Tooth Fairy!
Around the age of seven, children will start loosing teeth. The order of loss mimics the order of first appearance… starting from the centrals and gradually working around to the back teeth as our “baby teeth” are replaced by our permanent teeth. In most cases by the time we are about 21 we will have our last set that should last a lifetime (that is, with proper dental care!)
Some Wisdom About Wisdom Teeth
Many of us will also grow wisdom teeth. These appear somewhere around the age of 18 all the way up to early adulthood. Most dentists recommend having wisdom teeth removed, as they often cause issues due to lack of space when erupting, and also can cause problems later in life due to poor access to keep them clean. This causes gums get inflamed, resulting in bone loss or abscesses.
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Article date: Feb. 26 2014
Type: Cosmetic Dentist
Location: Lantana - Palm Beach County