Dental Specialist dedicated to infants, children, adolescents & children with special healthcare needs.

513-232-0550

7655 Five Mile Road, Suite 214

Cincinnati, Ohio 45230

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Pediatric Dentistry

of Anderson

Ronald L. Poulos, DDS, LLC

Member:

American Academy

of Pediatric Dentistry

Board Certified:

American Board

of Pediatric Dentistry

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About Teeth

Throughout our lives, we will have two sets of teeth: primary (baby) teeth and secondary (permanent) teeth. At age 6-8 months, the primary teeth appear; all 20 are in place by age 3.

 

Permanent teeth will begin to grow around age 6, and except for wisdom teeth, are all present between ages 12 and 14. The next teeth to grow in are the 12-year molars, and finally the wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth typically begin breaking through from age 17. The total number of permanent teeth is 32, though few people have room for all 32 teeth. This is why wisdom teeth are usually removed.

 

Your front teeth are called incisors. The sharp “fang-like” teeth are canines. The next side teeth are referred to as pre-molars or bicuspids, and the back teeth are molars. Your permanent teeth are

the ones you keep for life, so it is vital that they are brushed and flossed regularly and that periodic check-ups by a dentist are performed.