Know your teeth – Molars

What is molar ? 

A grinding tooth at the back of a mammal’s mouth. (Google definition)

The molars are the largest of the teeth.

Function ?

To chew, crush and grind food

Basic CMYK

How Many ? 

Total 12, 3 on each side and each jaw.

There are eight molars in the primary dentition and twelve in the permanent dentition.

When do they erupt ?

Upper:

  1. First Molar: 6-7 years of age
  2. Second Molar: 12-13 years of age
  3. 3rd Molar (Also called as WISDOM TEETH): 17-21 years

Lower: 

  1. First Molar: 6-7 years of age
  2. Second Molar: 11-13 years of age
  3. 3rd Molar (Also called as WISDOM TEETH): 17-21 years

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