How many teeth does a person have? Number for adults and children

A truly beautiful smile includes a great set of teeth. But how many teeth does an adult actually have? And what about the kids?

People hesitate to look into their mouths. Even if this is not necessarily the reason why many have extraordinary respect for going to the dentist. Where, as is well known, there is no way to open your mouth wide.

But let’s take a look at what’s behind the lips. This article is all about human teeth. We feel like we are putting ourselves on the line.

How many teeth does an adult human have?

Usually, an adult has 32 teeth – if all four wisdom teeth are present. In this case, 16 teeth are located in the upper and lower jaw in the same order. There are four incisors in front, followed by a dog on each side, followed by two small molars and two large molars, and a wisdom tooth at the end.

How many baby teeth?

Baby teeth consist of milk teeth, which once they appear are only with us for the first few years of life before they fall out. 20 teeth come together here, ten teeth in the upper and lower jaw. The order is identical here, too. Each jaw consists of four milk incisors in front, followed by two milk dogs on each side, followed by two Lebanese molars.

At what age do teeth break?

The National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KZBV) writes that the first teeth will appear at about six months of age. The lower incisors usually start, followed by the upper incisors. After about nine months, external incisors also appear. The canines and the first molars appear in about a year and a half, in the third year of life the milk teeth are complete.

After about three years, the permanent teeth begin to appear – here the first molar is the leading one. However, since the molars penetrate behind the milk teeth and therefore do not push any of them out, this often goes unnoticed according to the KZBV. However, after about a year, the actual change of teeth begins – the roots of the milk teeth dissolve, the milk teeth fall out and they are replaced as planned.

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When a child is eleven years old, the change of teeth is complete. Then the second large molars appear, and this process is completed at the age of 15 years. You have to wait until adulthood for wisdom teeth – they usually erupt by the 25th birthday. However, the process can also be delayed or not occur at all.

The KZBV emphasizes: “The exact time of teeth eruption as well as the order in which the teeth erupt can vary greatly from person to person. Delayed teething in young children or unusual arrangement of teeth erupting is not a cause for concern for parents.”

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How can a child be supported during teething?

Here is the gate child health information Tips. For example, cooled teething rings can relieve pain, and a wet washcloth can help with chewing. A gentle dental bar massage is also described as enjoyable. Tooth gel with chamomile and local anesthetic has a soothing effect by reducing itching and providing short-term relief.

It is important that the child drinks a lot. On the other hand, it is not recommended to give cold chewable food or amber necklaces to relieve pain because the risk of suffocation and injury is greater than it should be.

In addition to caring for deciduous teeth, administering fluoride as soon as the first teeth appear has been described as particularly important. Because milk teeth not only play a role in eating, chewing also promotes jaw development. If caries forms in the milk teeth, this bacteria can also pass to the next permanent teeth.

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