|Primary teeth, or baby teeth, are the first set of teeth to come in. Most children have all 20 baby teeth by age three.|
teeth push primary teeth out of the way, causing them to fall out.
By about age 14, all primary teeth have been replaced by 28 permanent
A full set of permanent teeth, 32 teeth in all, is achieved by the late teens to early twenties with the arrival of the wisdom teeth.
shaped like tiny chisels that are used for cutting and chopping
food. Your front four teeth on the top and|
bottom of your mouth are incisors.
|The pointy shaped teeth next to your incisors are canines. You have two canines on top and two on the bottom and use them to tear food.|
|When all the permanent teeth have come in, four premolars are found next to each canine. Premolars are bigger and stronger than canines and incisors. They have ridges that are used to crush and grind food.|
|The last type of tooth is the molar. The 12 molars (six on the top jaw and six on the bottom jaw) are very wide with several ridges to grind up food so it can be swallowed.|
The crown is the part of the tooth that you can see above the gumline. It is covered by enamel.
The root is located under the gumline and encases the pulp.
Enamel protects the inside of the tooth by acting as a
barricade. Enamel is the hardest substance in the human body.