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Illustration created by Simple Steps designer Michael Becker
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  • Roll your mouse over the gray area to highlight permanent teeth.
  • Click on an age range in the bottom bar to view developments during that period. To toggle between illustrations, click on the ages under View Illustrations on the right side.
  • Click on What to Ask the Dentist in the green area to view questions you should ask your dentist or pediatrician for each age range. These can be printed.
  • Use the blue arrows to scroll to view more information.
  • Click on one of the Potential Problems in the yellow area to view more information and a picture.

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This tool was reviewed for clinical accuracy by dental professionals at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. The tooth-eruption process depicted in this tool represents the average. Individuals often vary. This tool is intended to be used for information purposes only and is not meant to be used as a substitute for professional assessment or advice. Contact your dentist or health care professional with any questions or concerns about oral health.

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