At birth, children already have the milk teeth rudiments. At the age of 6-7 months the milk teeth begin to grow, which can cause pain and discomfort for baby. Milk teeth are necessary for chewing, speech development and for the jaw grows. At the age of 6-7 years,the milk teeth roots begin to dissolveand the roots of the teeth will fall out. Normally children have 20 milk teeth.
During the age 6-12 children have both teeth, permanent teeth and milk teeth. The first permanent teeth usually intersects at the age of 5-7 years. It is common when the first permanent teeth grows, he does not have lost any milk teeth.
About the age of 13 the child usually have permanent teeth, but it may vary. In total there are 32 permanent teeth that remain throughout life.
Therefore it is important to have proper dental care and constant visits to the dentist. Having periodical check-ups and immediate dental care, it prolongs teeth life expectancy and increase self-confidence.
- The canine teeth
- The incisors