MAINE COON TEETH
Maine Coon cats have 30 adult teeth and 26 baby teeth – the same as all other domestic cats. The adult teeth consist of 12 incisors or front teeth, 4 canines or fangs, 10 premolars and 4 molars. Since Maine Coons develop more slowly than other cats, sometimes it can take a little bit longer to get all of the adult teeth in. Even so, all 30 adult teeth will be in by the time a Maine Coon is one year old, and many will have most of their adult teeth at six months of age. The four molars are the final teeth to come in and may not emerge until early adulthood. Here’s a great article from Vetstreet about kitten teething.
MAINE COON DENTAL PROBLEMS
Like all cats, Maine Coons need to have their teeth cleaned on a regular basis to avoid dental problems. Common dental problems include tooth decay, bad breath, inflamed gums, and infected teeth. Dental problems that Maine Coons face are no different than the dental problems that all other cats can develop. Check out the following resources to learn more about how to care for your coon’s teeth and to prevent unnecessary Maine Coon teeth problems: