Development of Teeth

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First of all, you need to know that teeth begin their development in the fetus. This is why a good nutrition from the mother is very important for baby’s teeth. There are four main stages of development of the baby teeth:

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  • First stage : The beginning of the teeth development  starts at about six weeks of age. At this moment the basic substance of the teeth is created.
  • Second stage : After three or four months of gestation, the hard tissue that surrounds the teeth is supposed to be formed.
  • Third stage :  After the birth, the next stage starts when the teeth protrude through the gum. It happens between the ages of six and 12 months.
  • Final stage : Around the age of 6, children will start to lose their baby teeth to make place for permanent teeth. Usually the central incisors are the first teeth to be lost.

After these four stages the permanent teeth will come in. They usually start to grow during the fourth stage.

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As you can see the wisdom teeth are the last one to emerge. Sometimes for some people they don’t even exist but normally wisdom teeth need to be removed because people have jaws that are too small for 32 teeth. There is lucky people that have room for it.

You need take care of your permanent teeth. They are there to stay so the more you take care of them the less problems you will have.

If you have any questions about the development of teeth feel free to give us a call at (613) 722-8500.