As a holistic dental practice, Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco recognizes that the state of your teeth are central to your overall health. Not only do they help you to eat and speak, you use them to bite, tear, and chew food, as well as to form words with your tongue.
An unhealthy smile can erode your self-confidence, make eating and speaking difficult, and cause you embarrassment. We want to help keep your mouth and teeth healthy so that they don’t adversely affect your strength in any way.
We are blessed with two sets of teeth in our lifetime. The first set are your ‘primary teeth’, which are commonly called ‘baby teeth’. Baby teeth typically start to come in at about six months of age. An average mouth has a total of twenty primary teeth by about age five.
Your primary teeth will eventually fall out, and new, primary teeth grow in. They begin to come in around age six for most people, 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 adults in the city of Waco have their wisdom teeth pulled out because these teeth can be problematic to your oral health, such as crowding a mouth. Other adults in Waco keep these teeth because they are not causing problems. If you are concerned about the state of your wisdom teeth you can visit our local Waco office and we can help you make this vital decision.
At Steven T. Cutbirth, we practice holistic dentistry to help keep you and your teeth be healthy and happy. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and sedation for those with dental anxiety. Make an appointment with us today.
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