Thomas Madl, Jr., DMD
Specialist dedicated to infants, children,
adolescents, and children with special needs
Call us: 513-367-4048
1003 Harrison Ave. Suite 300
Harrison, Ohio, 45030
Pediatric Dental Information
Throughout our lives we will have 2 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. 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. 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.
" Look out boys, I'm coming through!"
The Princess and the Frog