Dentists are dedicated to your oral health, and care about the condition of your teeth. At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry in Royal Oak, we recognize that healthy teeth and gums are a vital component of complete physical and mental health.
An unhealthy smile can erode confidence, cause embarrassment, and make eating and speaking difficult. The team at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry wants to help keep your mouth and teeth healthy so that they don’t adversely affect your strength in any way.
We all have two sets of teeth in our lifetime. The first set are your ‘primary teeth’, which are often called ‘baby teeth’. Baby teeth typically start to come in at about six months of age. An average healthy mouth has a total of 20 primary teeth by about age 5.
Your primary teeth will eventually fall out and new teeth known as ‘permanent teeth’ will grow in. Permanent teeth typically begin to come in around age 6, but every person is unique and it could be a little earlier or later. By about age 13 an average healthy mouth should have 28 of the total 32 permanent teeth. The last four permanent teeth may or may not come, but typically come in between the ages of 17 and 21 if they do. Because of the late age that these last teeth come in they are commonly called ‘wisdom teeth’.
Many people elect to have their wisdom teeth pulled out because these teeth can be problematic to your oral health, such as crowding a mouth. Others keep them because they are not causing problems.
Caring for all of your teeth is necessary for total health. The team at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry in Royal Oak can help keep your teeth healthy and happy. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and treat conditions such as gum disease. Make an appointment today.
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