Know your teeth – Premolars

Also called as Bicuspids.

What is Premolar ?

A tooth situated between the canine and the molar teeth. An adult human normally has eight, two in each jaw on each side. (Google Definition)


Function ?

To tear and crush food ?

How many ?

8 in number – 4 in upper and 4 in lower. Absent in children (Below

When do they erupt ?

Upper 1st Premolar : 10-11 years

Lower 1st Premolars: 10-12 years

Upper 2nd premolars: 11-12 years

Lower 2nd Premolars: 11-12 years

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