Hoeg Dental Teeth

Throughout your life, you will have two sets of teeth: primary (baby) teeth and secondary (adult) teeth. At age 4-8 months, the primary teeth start to appear. All 20 baby teeth are usually in place by 3 years of age.

Adult teeth will begin to show around age 6. Except for wisdom teeth, all adult teeth are present by ages 12 to 14.  Wisdom teeth typically begin erupting at age 17 through the early 20's. An adult human has 32 permanent teeth, though few people have room for all 32 teeth. This is why wisdom teeth are usually removed.

Your front 4 teeth are called incisors. The sharp “fang-like” or "eye teeth" are canines. Behind the canines are teeth referred to as the pre-molars or bicuspids, and the back teeth are called molars. Your permanent teeth must last a lifetime, so it is vital that they are brushed and flossed regularly. This is why we want all of our patients at Hoeg Dental Group  seen on a regular basis for examination and cleaning. It is possible to keep your teeth in great shape for a lifetime, but it takes work and effort for both of us!