The first set of teeth to develop in a child’s mouth – typically begin to appear around six months of age and continue to push through the gums until the child is roughly two and a half years old. There are 20 baby teeth in total, including 10 on the top and 10 on the bottom. Since these teeth are smaller and more delicate than permanent teeth, they naturally have thinner enamel which makes them more susceptible to decay.
The second set of teeth to develop in the mouth – begin to appear around the age of six and continue to emerge until the age of 21. There are 32 permanent teeth in total, including 16 on the top and 16 on the bottom. These permanent teeth are larger, stronger, and more durable than
Primary teeth due to their thicker enamel, making them more resistant to decay. With proper hygiene regimens and routine dental appointments with Dr. Jones, your smile will be one to be proud of!