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Children have twenty teeth called milk teeth.

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When we’re about six years old, our milk teeth start to fall out and our permanent teeth start to grow.

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Adults have thirty-two permanent teeth. These are bigger than the milk teeth.

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Flash | Learn when the different kinds of  teeth will emerge by The Children’s University of Manchester.

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We use our teeth to chew, bite, tear and eat food.

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Incisors, canines, premolars and molars are types of teeth. Different types of teeth do different jobs.

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Incisors are sharp to cut food.

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Canines are pointed to tear food.

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Premolars and molars are flat to chew food.

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Flash | Learn where the different teeth are found by The Children’s University of Manchester.

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