How many teeth do you have?May 3, 2008
Your first teeth are called deciduous teeth. They may also be called milk teeth, baby teeth or primary teeth.
You have 20 deciduous teeth and they start growing into your mouth from about 6 months of age.
All 20 teeth have grown into your mouth by about two and a half years of age.
From about 6 years of age until 12 years of age you start to lose them
Your second teeth are called permanent teeth (also called adult teeth).
- You have 32 permanent teeth.
- They are called permanent teeth because if you look after them you can have them for all of your life.
- They begin growing through your gums from about 6 years and all 32 have finished growing into your mouth by about 18 –25 years.
Tooth eruption – First teeth
- Tooth eruption – Permanent