Abington Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics

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Hello to our Bridgewater, MA families.!  We are so happy to share this important oral health information with you!  The timeline for adult teeth to grow in can vary depending on the specific tooth and individual factors. In general, the process of adult teeth growing in typically spans several years, beginning in childhood and continuing into adolescence. Here’s a rough timeline for the eruption of adult teeth:

First Adult Molars (6-year molars): These usually start to come in around the age of 6 or 7.

Central Incisors (front teeth): The upper and lower central incisors typically emerge between ages 6 and 8.

Lateral Incisors (next to central incisors): These usually come in between ages 7 and 8.

Canine Teeth (pointed teeth next to lateral incisors): Canine teeth often emerge between ages 9 and 12.

First Premolars (bicuspids): These usually grow in between ages 10 and 12.

Second Premolars (bicuspids): Second premolars typically emerge between ages 10 and 12 as well.

Second Molars (12-year molars): These typically come in around age 12 or 13.

Third Molars (wisdom teeth): Wisdom teeth generally begin to emerge in late adolescence, typically between ages 17 and 25. However, some individuals may not have enough space for wisdom teeth or may need them to be removed due to potential dental issues.

It’s important to note that these age ranges are approximate, and there can be significant individual variation. The eruption of adult teeth can be influenced by genetics, dental development, and other factors. Regular dental check-ups are essential to monitor the growth and alignment of teeth, and dentists can provide guidance on orthodontic treatment if needed to ensure proper tooth alignment as they come in.

Abington Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics, which is conveniently located just minutes from Bridgewater, MA is always accepting new patients.  Call today!  781.347.5898

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