A Guide To Cat Teeth Age Chart


Cat’s Teeth Age Chart

2-4 weeks

12 weeks

3-7 months

1-2 year old

5-10 years

10+ years

Birth-2 weeks

No teeth

Baby teeth

Loss of baby teeth

Permanent teeth

A cat should have all of her teeth

Some cats will struggle with dental disease

Many cats will have a missing tooth

Birth – 2 Weeks Of Age

When a kitten is just born, she will have no teeth. The first teeth that a cat gain are baby teeth, and they will usually start appearing when the cat is around 2 weeks old.

2 - 4 Weeks

In this period, a cat will get all of her baby teeth.   Cats have a total of 26 baby teeth.

12 Weeks

When a cat is around 12 weeks old, she starts losing her baby teeth.  After this, a cat’s baby teeth will be replaced by cat’s permanent teeth.

3 - 7 Months

For the next couple months, a cat will start getting her permanent teeth. A 7-months old will have a total of 30 permanent teeth: 12 incisors, 4 canines, 10 premolars, and 4 molars.

1 - 2 Year Old

If your cat has 30 teeth, and all of her teeth are white, your cat is likely around 1 to 2 years old.

5 - 10 Years

If your cat has yellowing on one  or more of her teeth, she is  likely an older adult – probably  around 5 years or even older. Cats between 5 and 10 years of  age might also struggle with  dental disease.

10+ Years

A missing tooth (or more than  just one) usually indicates that a  cat is older than 10 years.  It is common for older cats to  have tartar buildup,  a dental disease, or missing teeth.

Why Is Cat’s Dental Care Important?

Dental health is crucial for a cat’s  overall health, since bacteria from  cat’s teeth and oral cavity might  spread to cat’s kidneys, liver,  and even heart, causing more  severe health problems.