At the Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria, we are dedeicated to the dental health of each of our patients. Healthy teeth and gums are an important part of complete physical and mental health.
An unhealthy smile can erode confidence, cause embarrasment, and make eating and speaking difficult. Our team wants to help keep your mouth and teeth healthy so that they don’t adversely affect your stamina in any way.
We humans have two sets of teeth in our lifetime. The first set are your ‘primary teeth’, which are often called ‘baby teeth’. Baby teeth typically start to come in at about 6 months old. The full set of twenty primary teeth are usually in by the age of five.
Primary teeth will eventually fall out and new permanent teeth will grow in. Permanent teeth typically begin to come in around age 6 for most Alexandria 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’.
Caring for all of your teeth – whether you are young and have 20 primary teeth or are an adult and have 28 to 32 permanent teeth – is necessary for total health. At the Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria, we want all our patients to have healthy teeth. Our services include family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.
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