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date: 18 May 2024

dentition n. 

Source:
Concise Medical Dictionary
Author(s):
Elizabeth MartinElizabeth Martin

the arrangement of teeth in the mouth. The primary dentition comprises the teeth of young children. It consists of 20 teeth, made up of incisors, canines, and molars only. The lower incisor erupts first at about 6 months of age, and all the primary teeth have usually erupted by the age of 2½ years. The lower incisors are shed first at about 7 years of age, and from this time until about 13 years old both primary and permanent teeth are present; i.e. there is a ... ...

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