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Secondary (Permanent) Teeth

Secondary (Permanent) Teeth

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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry
Last Revised January 7, 2013

Last Revised: January 7, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry

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