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How did wisdom teeth get named?


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Answered 2008-10-11 13:08:28

They are generally thought to be called wisdom teeth because they appear so late-much later than the other teeth, at an age where people are presumably wiser than as a child, when the other teeth erupt.

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How many permanent teeth do you have including wisdom teeth?

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Does everyone need their wisdom teeth taken out?

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Can you get braces having wisdom teeth?

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Why is a wisdom tooth called a wisdom tooth?

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Are wisdom teeth baby teeth?

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Which teeth are referred to as the wisdom teeth?

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Why do wisdom teeth need to be pulled out?

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Are back teeth baby teeth?

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Can you get your wisdom teeth twice?

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What is the scientific name for wisdom teeth?

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Does a fever have anything to do with wisdom teeth?

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