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



  1. I am writing an article on teething and was wondering if I might use your illustration of tooth eruption (giving you credit of course).
    Please contact me at:

  2. thats alot of teeth but i was sure i had alot more haha! im doing a short paper for school on teeth so this was so helpful!


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