Secondary (permanent) teeth

Illustration of Secondary (permanent) teeth

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Secondary teeth come in (erupt) when children begin to lose their primary (baby) teeth between the ages of 6 and 11 years. The last permanent teeth usually erupt between the ages of 12 and 21. There are normally 32 permanent teeth.

Last Updated: April 23, 2009

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Steven K. Patterson, BSc, DDS, MPH - Dentist

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