As children grow and develop, so do their teeth, requiring differing levels of care as they age. Below we have outlined the different stages of tooth development. By the third week after conception the primitive mouth has formed.
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You bite into an apple and then try to start talking to your friend about yesterday's math homework. Suddenly something feels funny — one of your baby teeth has fallen out! It's been loose forever, and now there it is, right in your hand.
Teeth start developing in the unborn baby. Good nutrition from the mother during pregnancy is important in tooth development. The mother's diet should have adequate amounts of calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, and vitamin D.
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Healthy teeth are really important for our overall health. They help us to smile and speak and bite and chew the food we need to sustain ourselves. It's important to understand the different types of teeth you have throughout your life.
The first to emerge are generally the incisors — these are the front, flat edged teeth used for biting and there are eight in all: four on the top and four on the bottom. Next come the canines, which are your more pointed teeth. There are four in total and they bookend the incisors.
Permanent teeth or adult teeth are the second set of teeth formed in diphyodont mammals. In humans and old world simians, there are thirty-two permanent teeth, consisting of six maxillary and six mandibular molarsfour maxillary and four mandibular premolarstwo maxillary and two mandibular caninesfour maxillary and four mandibular incisors. The first permanent tooth usually appears in the mouth at around six years of age, and the mouth will then be in a transition time with both primary or deciduous dentition teeth and permanent teeth during the mixed dentition period until the last primary tooth is lost or shed. The first of the permanent teeth to erupt are the permanent first molars, right behind the last 'milk' molars of the primary dentition.
The following chart shows when primary teeth also called baby teeth or deciduous teeth erupt and shed. As seen from the chart, the first teeth begin to break through the gums at about 6 months of age. Usually, the first two teeth to erupt are the two bottom central incisors the two bottom front teeth.