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Average Number Of Human Teeth
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Broad Question: Age group for "young adults"? What part of the world do they live in? Access to dental care? Standard of care? There would be more specifics needed to answer, but this is something you yourself can research over the internet. A DMF index is often used, meaning Decayed, Missing, or Filled. ...Read more
Depends on the age: The baby teeth can appear as early as 4 months of age. Usually the front teeth appear first. Over the next 1-2 years the other baby teeth erupt. Around 6 years of age, the adult front teeth and first molars appear. Then it takes another 5-6 years to have a full set of adult dentition after this. ...Read more
It is always hard: Roots of teeth are always a hard structure. ...Read more
No maximum: You can whiten your teeth in multiple treatments throughout the year. I would be cautious however of sensitivity which is a normal side effect of the whitening process. As always, it is best to make sure a dentist keeps a check on your progress for your own well being. ...Read more
That's normal: Why do elephants have tusks and human's don't? Same idea. That's the beauty of the variety of life on this planet. Sharks need replaceable rows of pointy teeth because they damage them when feeding. We need a variety of permanent teeth because they have different functions. It's natural selection. ...Read more
I need to have a teeth alignment both my lower & upper teeth. What would the average cost for this?
Average cost?: There is no "average cost". And even if there was a statistical mean, that would not really be of much use to you. Fees range by type and length of treatment necessary, experience and training of dentist, geographical location and type of practice. See an Orthodontist (or two or three) for a one on one evaluation, consultation and discussion of cost. ...Read more
ADA reports that 27 percent of the adult population do not have any of their natural teeth left. How do you turn this number around or will it remain?
35: Most adults have a maximum of 32 teeth. The guinness world record for the most teeth in the mouth belongs to kanchan rajawat (india) and luca meriano (italy), both of whom had teeth 35 adult teeth as of 17 october 2008. ...Read more
Depends on how dark the teeth and the results desired, as well as, the timeframe.
Otc strips/trays are ok, but can make teeth sensitive.
In office whitening works well.
I prefer a combination of in office whitening with home custom trays/gel. This combo gives a quick brightening then allows the patient to maintain at home. ...Read more
Bone loss: When all the teeth are missing, the bone which once surrounded the teeth will shrink. ...Read more
A full adult dentition is 32 teeth. Many people get their wisdom teeth removed so then there would be 28. There are times that a wisdom tooth, a lower premolar or an upper lateral incisor may not form.
There are 3 molars. The first molar is usually the first adult tooth to erupt. On average around age 6. The second molar comes in around age 12 and the 3rd molar (wisdom tooth) around age 18. ...Read more
It seems that most of the people I know have lost many of their back teeth and less of the number of front teeth. Why does it happen this way?
Anatomy: Back teeth, because of their shapes, are more susceptible to decay. It's also harder to care for supporting tissues. Add to that not bruising 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock, not flossing, not having check-ups 2x/year, eating hard foods like ice, high sugar diet, not replacing missing teeth immediately, etc. Comes down to see your Dentist regularly and follow advice to the letter. ...Read more
Fragile?: Far from it. Your teeth are extremely hard and durable compared to any other organic substance in your body. It is the lack of proper care that causes their breakdown. Modern medicine has allowed us to live well into our 80's and 90's, requiring teeth to last 70+ years! It is the bacteria in your mouth that is the culprit. ...Read more
No: Twenty primary teeth, thirty two secondary teeth (usually). In some people genetics play a role in formation of an extra tooth, or a tooth that does not form. ...Read more
1 - 2 years: It varies widely, based on the amount of correction needed. The average metal braces takes from 1 to 2 years. Broadly, the duration of braces treatment depends on the severity of the problem. The more severe the occlusal problems, the longer ortho treatment will take. Typically metal braces move teeth slightly faster than ceramic ones. Talk to your orthodontist to get a better estimation. ...Read more
What is the average cost of dental bonding per tooth? I'd like bonding done on six teeth to correct some imperfections, and would like to know what a good average price would likely be before I go for consultations..
$300 to $600/tooth: Costs of dental bonding vary depending on your specific dental conditions, dentist's experience and geographic location The average cost of dental bonding ranges from $300 to $600 per tooth. However, many dental insurance plans cover most of the cost. Ask your dentist for more details. ...Read more
Best Whitening: Best way is to have your dentist do a good cleaning first. Then have then construct trays for you to take home and use the whitening gel the dentist gives you. Fast is not good. Use it for 1-2 hours every 2nd or 3rd night. Too fast may kill the tooth. ...Read more
Prices vary: Prices vary by area and type of whitening. $199 and up... It is always best to have whitening done in a dentist's office. If it costs a little more, it is worth it. ...Read more
What should gum pocket size be on average for a 30yr old female. I Brush my teeth thoroughly twice a day and I have 2 & 3mm pockets.?
Is it advicable for a 22+ years old average person to wear braces for teeth? Will it cause damage for teeth since the person's teeth won't grow?
Very safe: Almost 30% of all Orthodontic patients are adults. Tooth movement is achieved by moving intact teeth through bone, causing the bone to remodel. See a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for most efficient competent treatment. ...Read more
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