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How many teeth does a child have, and what are they called and where are they found?

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A child's mouth has 20 temporary teeth, called primary teeth, baby teeth, or deciduous teeth. They are:

For each set of four teeth, two teeth are in the upper arch (one on each side of the mouth) and two are in the lower arch (one on each side of the mouth).

  • 4 second molars
  • 4 first molars
  • 4 cuspids (also called canine or eye teeth)
  • 4 lateral incisors
  • 4 central incisors

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 23, 2019

SOURCE: 

American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 23, 2019

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