Child's skull with baby teeth and adult teeth, Hunterian Museum, London

Looks like a hideous double row of teeth, but this of course is what goes on when kids' adult teeth are coming through.

  • éloïsesanzache 3y

    can't be a child. child teeth have no roots.
    in this case, first teeth have roots.
    i think it's a case of third dentition.
    so, it should be an old person, more than a child.
    what do you think, people ?
  • Andy Chappell 3y

    definitely a child
  • Shamber G. 3y

    I concur. Child.
  • éloïsesanzache 3y

    ok :)
    what's your argumentation ? the siza of the skull, maybe. & if, shouldn't it be a small personn.
    how do you explain the roots on the first teeth ?
    regards :)
  • Bandia12 3y

    Deciduous/baby teeth do have roots. As the permanent teeth move up, they dissolve the roots so that the tooth loosens and can fall out easier.
  • Bandia12 3y

    éloïsesanzache @Eloise. The answer above this was directed at you. Forgot to click reply.
  • Cheryl377 3y

    Based on the fact that this skull has two permanent teeth just erupting on the bottom, I would say this is a five to six year old child.
  • xyberdruid 3y

    i weirdly want to touch it
  • Unicorn Vendetta aka Poo Rang 3y

    Chilly Chill Cheryl377 I would guess the same, closer to 5.
  • Rebecca Carlson 3y

    So fascinating. I can't look away.
  • éloïsesanzache 3y

    @ Bandia12 > thanx for this great information. i now can understand the photo. & i also know more :)
  • Jana Miller 3y

  • PAUL CARDIN (> 1.7 Million Views) 3y

    ☆☆☆☆☆ SUPERB FIVE STAR Capture!
    Hideous…but informative…
  • RoseBlu 3y

    being a mom of 2 ( now older) its really neat to see the developmental stage of a child's teeth..... my daughter showed me this pic... and to find it hideous is inhuman
  • Fucta 3y

    Chilly Chill The kid was around six years old.
  • dalaurya82 3y

    I can definitely see why all of this happens out of view!
  • sk0715 3y

    My daughter's teeth were at this stage of maturation when she was five and a half years old: the front two bottom incisors were gone and halfway replaced by the adult teeth, and all the other baby teeth were present. She, and everyone else in her first grade class, were missing the top two incisors by the spring of their first grade year, and now at the beginning of second grade, most of them have their top two adult incisors. She is seven, and has only lost those four. My middle school students have lost and replaced all four top and bottom incisors, and seem to be at all different places for their canines and bicuspids.
  • Photography by Ally 3y

    I wish I could also see what infants look like before their teeth come through. Those canine teeth are so painful.
  • Photography by Ally 3y

    dorthypacker1 - my understanding is that you are born with baby teeth and then the adult teeth form within the first two years. So this appears normal for a 5 or 6 year old.
  • Rich Pasco 8mo

    What I would like to know is, what tragedy befell this child so that he/she gave this skull to science instead of keeping it until adulthood?
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Taken on October 2, 2009
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