Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth removal has become fairly routine. In fact, it’s almost a rite of passage for many teens. But is the removal of these teeth a must? When and why should they be removed? Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars at the back of the mouth. Most people have a total of four:…

Tooth Development 101

The Basics of Tooth Development Teething begins around six months of age. That is when an infant’s baby, or primary, teeth begin to break through the gums. In a few years (most often by the age of three), the full set of twenty baby teeth will have grown in. When they do, the first stage…

Primary Dentition

Primary (Baby) Teeth Eruption In some babies, teeth can appear at birth. But by and large, a child’s primary, or baby, teeth come in at about six or seven months of age. All of a child’s baby teeth should be in by the age of three. At five or six, the adult, or permanent, teeth…

Permanent Teeth

We have two sets of teeth over the years. Over time, our baby, or primary teeth are pushed out by adult, or permanent, teeth. Most kids have twenty baby teeth. Adults have thirty-two permanent teeth. Permanent Teeth Development and Dental Anatomy Molars are the first adult teeth to break through the gums. These tend to…

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to erupt, or grow through the gum tissue. This takes place around age 16. Many people do not have room in their mouths for these teeth to grow in a way that supports good oral hygiene. That means the teeth, and those near them, are at greater risk for…

Parts of a Tooth

If you want to learn about oral care, one of the best ways to start out is to learn the names for all the parts of a tooth. While learning the parts of a tooth can be a bit of a challenge, it is also well worth the work. After all, the more you know…