Dental Basics

The first baby teeth to erupt are usually the two lower front teeth. The order of primary teeth eruption (teething age) is as shown in the following baby teeth chart:

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Here are four different types of teeth in the mouth of an adult human. An adult person has 32 teeth.

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Being familiar with some details about tooth anatomy and parts of a tooth will help you to understand better the nature of the various dental problems and their treatments.

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PARTS OF A TOOTH (external tooth anatomy)

CROWN ,
is the visible part of the tooth, above the gums.

ROOT,
is the part of the tooth under the gums and inside
the alveolar bone that keeps the tooth in place.

GUM MARGIN (neck),
is the area between the tooth crown and the root.