About Teeth

Important Information From Your Oakland Cosmetic & Family Dentists

At Dragon Dental Group we pride ourselves on providing our patients with all the information they need to have optimal dental health. We have assembled a leading team of cosmetic and general dentists that will ensure that our patients feel confident and comfortable each time they visit our Oakland, Ca office.

Primary & Secondary Teeth

Throughout your life, you will have two sets of teeth: primary (baby) teeth and secondary (permanent) teeth. At age 6-8 months, the primary teeth appear; all 20 are in place by age 3.

Permanent teeth will begin to grow around age 6, and except for wisdom teeth, are all present between ages 12 and 14. The next teeth to grow in are the 12-year molars and finally the wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth typically begin breaking through from age 17 and on. The total number of permanent teeth is 32, though few people have room for all 32 teeth. This is why wisdom teeth are usually removed.

What Are The Names Of The Different Teeth?

Front Teeth = Incisors
Sharp "fang-like" Teeth = Canines
The next side teeth = Pre Molars or Bicuspids
Back Teeth = Molars

Your permanent teeth are the ones you keep for life, so it is vital that they are brushed and flossed regularly and that periodic check-ups by a dentist are followed.

Schedule Your Dental Appointment With Us!

Dragon Dental Group is centrally located in Oakland, CA and we provide expert cosmetic and general dentistry services to patients all over the San Francisco Bay Area. To schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, please contact us at our office.

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