Brush cats teeth

While a cat’s teeth can give some indication of its age, it is not a very accurate method. Kittens have baby teeth, also known as deciduous teeth, which are replaced by adult teeth around 6 months of age. As cats age, their teeth may become yellowed or worn down, but this can also be influenced by their diet and oral health.

Therefore, while a veterinarian may be able to estimate a cat’s age based on the condition of their teeth, this method is not very reliable and can only provide a rough estimate. Other factors, such as the cat’s overall health, behavior, and physical appearance, should also be taken into consideration when determining a cat’s age.

Cats have 30 adult teeth and 26 baby teeth. This is far less than dogs (42 and 28) and humans (32 and 20).

The cat’s teeth from the two sides to the middle are:

  • Upper row-molars, molars, premolars, canines, 6 incisors
  • Lower row-molars, premolars, canines, 6 incisors
  • Start to grow teeth in about 14 days
  • The deciduous incisors of 2 to 3 weeks of age are straight. At the age of nearly two months, all deciduous teeth are long, white, thin, and pointed
  • Replacing the first primary incisors at the age of 3 to 4 months
  • 5 to 6 months old, change the second and third mammary incisors and mammary canines
  • After 6 months of age, all permanent teeth will be replaced
  • 8 months old, the permanent teeth are long, white, and shiny, and the upper incisors are sharp and convex
  • The 1-year-old mandibular second incisor has a large spike and is worn to the level of the small spike. This phenomenon is called spike obliteration
  • 2 years old mandibular second incisor spike obliterated
  • 3 years old maxillary first incisor spikes obliterated
  • 4 years old maxillary second incisor peak obliterated
  • The tip of the mandibular third incisor is slightly worn at 5 years old, and the worn surface of the mandibular first and second incisors is rectangular
  • 5.5-year-old mandibular third tooth tip is worn out, canine teeth are blunt
  • 6.5-year-old mandibular first incisor wears down to the root of the tooth, and the wear surface is longitudinally elliptical
  • 7.5-year-old mandibular first incisor wear and tilt forward
  • 8.5-year-old mandibular second and maxillary first incisors wear surfaces are longitudinally oval
  • 9 to 16 years old incisor teeth fall off and canine teeth are missing

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