Quiz: Tooth Eruption

babyteethfullsileDo you think you know just about all there is to know about tooth eruption and development? For instance, do you know when baby teeth show up, when they fall out, how many teeth you have in your mouth at different developmental periods of your life and more? If so, you may have a wonderful memory or simply have studied up on dental details. If not, you’re like many people who know a bit of information but who could use some brushing up. See where you stand with our quiz.

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: If all of your child’s baby teeth have not yet erupted by the age of one year, something might not be right.
  2. True or False: For most people, a full set of baby teeth and a full set of permanent teeth typically include 30 teeth.
  3. True or False: If it feels like you have a tooth erupting but you’re already an adult, it must be something else. You get all of your teeth by the time you’re around 13 years of age.

Quiz Answers

  1. False. It’s expected that your little one’s first teeth (often called baby teeth) show up by the age of three. However, development varies from child to child. Remember that a trip to see us will calm your concerns, as we can help you track tooth eruption and monitor oral health.
  2. False. Remember that you will have more permanent teeth in your smile than deciduous teeth. Your first set of teeth will amount to 20 teeth. Your second, permanent, set of teeth will amount to 32.
  3. False. All but your final four molars (wisdom teeth) come in by the time you are 13. However, this last set of teeth (often called third molars because they are the third set to develop) often erupts during your early 20s.