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
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