simply means the teeth that are present in your mouth. You go through
different “stages” in your dental development.
only teeth visible in your mouth are your primary (baby) teeth. Your
permanent teeth are developing in your jaws. They are not yet visible.
This stage will last from the time you erupt your first primary tooth
until you get your first permanent tooth, usually about the age of
six. You then enter the next stage - mixed dentition.
have a few permanent teeth and a few primary teeth present in your
mouth. This stage usually lasts from the age of about six years to the
age of about twelve years. You then enter the last stage - permanent
only teeth present in your mouth are your permanent teeth