Temporary teeth only starts appearing at the age of 2-3 weeks for kittens.
Adult teeth will slowly begin to replace the milk teeth at about 16 weeks.
Kitten's Temporary Teeth
Adult Cat's Teeth
Breath should not smell bad
Temporary teeth are sharp & will look similar to each other
There should be no discomfort when eating
Teeth should be white & clean, not discoloured
Adult teeth are less sharp and will look different according to the type of tooth (incisor, canine, premolar & molar)
*Gorrel C, Robinson J. Periodontal technique and extraction technique. In Crossley, Penman: British Small Animal Association, Manual of Small Animal Dentistry, Gloucester, UK, 1995: 139-149
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