Dentists in Pearland are dedicated to your oral health and care about the condition of your teeth. At Montz and Maher Dental Group we recognize that your teeth help you to eat and speak. You use your teeth to tear, scrape, and chew food, as well as to form words with your tongue.
Importance of Dental Health in Pearland
Healthy teeth and gums are an important component of complete physical and mental health. An unhealthy smile can erode confidence, cause embarrassment, and make eating and speaking difficult. At our practice, we want to help keep your mouth and teeth healthy so that they don’t adversely affect your health in any way.
We humans have two sets of teeth in our lifetime. The first set is called your ‘primary teeth’, which many people around Pearland often call ‘baby teeth’. Baby teeth typically start to come in at about 6 months old. An average healthy mouth for a Pearland resident 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 for most Pearland residents, 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’.
Dealing with Wisdom Teeth
Many adults have their wisdom teeth pulled out because these teeth can be problematic to your dental health in Pearland, such as crowding the mouth. Other adults in the Pearland 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 Pearland office and we can help you make this critical decision.
Caring for all of your teeth is necessary for your dental health in Pearland, so never ignore signs of pain or discomfort. Let your Pearland dentist help you keep your smile healthy and happy.
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