Home > Health Library > Molars
Molars are the back three teeth on each side of each jaw. These are
the main teeth that grind food.
The first permanent molars, called "6-year molars," come in between
the ages of 5 and 7. The second permanent molars, "12-year molars," come in
when a child is between 11 and 14 years old. Normally, an adult has 12
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
I Want To...
Join Our Social Network