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  • Teeth are important for eating, speaking, self-confidence and overall health.
  • We have two sets of teeth over our lifetime – ‘baby’ teeth and ‘adult’ teeth.
  • Baby teeth start to fall out around the age of six or seven years and are slowly replaced by the permanent (adult) teeth.
  • Just because they get replaced doesn’t mean we can neglect baby teeth. They play an important role in holding space for the adult teeth.
  • By around 21 years of age, the average person has 32 permanent teeth.
  • To look after them, brush your teeth and along your gum line twice a day.
  • Ask your oral health professional how often you need to have a dental check-up.

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Reviewed on: 08-07-2019