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primary teeth usually begin to break through the gums (erupt) at about 6 months
of age. This is called teething.
Your child's first permanent
molars emerge from the gum behind the primary teeth at
about age 6, at the same time he or she begins to lose front primary teeth.
Normally, a person will have 32 adult teeth.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerSteven K. Patterson, BS, DDS, MPH - Dentistry
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Steven K. Patterson, BS, DDS, MPH - Dentistry
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