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Why do they call them wisdom teeth, and where did the name come from?
Wisdom teeth aren't at all very useful as far as teeth go. They are literary a pain to have removed, and I've also never heard of the tooth fairy paying any more for wisdom teeth either. They certainly aren't the smartest teeth that are hanging around in your mouth, so why are they called wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 25 - which is when we have gained enough smarts to go on with life. LOL Sorry, I really do not have a good answer for your question.
According to Wiki: Wisdom teeth erupt much later than the other teeth, at an age where people are presumably "wiser" than as a child,
Phyllis, X-rays showed that my lower wisdom teeth never developed. but I still have my two uppers. Does this mean I'm not as wise as I could have been?
It may mean MizBejabbers that you are only 50% as smart as people out there with all 4 wisdom teeth. Of coarse I'm only joking MizBejabbers, because you are one of the nicest and smartest hubbers out there on the Hub Pages!
haha MizB - my lower ones never came in either. Maybe we still contain some wisdom that is yet to surprise us.
Our ancient ancestors used wisdom teeth to help grind and chew vegetation. Like the appendix, wisdom teeth have out lived there use for the human body.
LOL !! That's a good question. I'm in my 60's and I still have my wisdom teeth.
by solicemoon5 months ago
If you have no money to go to the dentist and your wisdom tooth is hurting badly. What do you do? I
by Ultimate Hubber5 years ago
Do you have wisdom teeth?I am in the process and it hurts. My dentist has told me to get them removed and I don't want to go through all that. Is there a way out, or I will have to get them removed?
by Shanaaya Taneez6 years ago
How to calm pain during wisdom teeth growth???my wisdom teeth is growing and it gives me hell lot of pain...any things I can do to reduce the pain if not stop it..
by ngureco3 years ago
Should healthy wisdom teeth be removed?
by kirstenblog8 years ago
I have a dentist appointment today and I need them to have a look at my wisdom tooth on the right side, its killing me right now!Already had one grow in on the left side, was annoying but it seems there was enough room...
by jaydawg8084 years ago
When did you extract your wisdom tooth or teeth?I was 14 years old.....it was horrible!! Took them all out at one time.
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