Dr. Rob Mirabelli, Dr. Jen Mirabelli & Dr. Stefanie Hourani

4901 N. 44th Street #101 Phoenix, AZ  85018

About Teeth

About Teeth

Throughout your life, you will have two sets of teeth: primary (baby) teeth and secondary (permanent) teeth. The primary teeth first appear around ages 4-8 months, and usually all 20 are in place by age 3. However, these times can vary and still be very normal.

Permanent teeth usually begin to erupt around age 6, and with the exception of wisdom teeth, are all present between ages 12 and 14. This means that some baby teeth can linger around until the early teen years. Wisdom teeth typically begin to come in between 17-21 years old. The total number of permanent teeth is 32.

Your front 4 squared-off teeth are called incisors. The pointed teeth adjacent to them are called canines or cuspids. Continuing towards the back of the adult mouth, the next teeth are referred to as pre-molars or bicuspids. Then, the large back teeth are the molars and we can have up to have 3 in each corner of the mouth.

More Information

Primary tooth eruption: American Dental Association

Permanent tooth eruption: American Dental Association