Archive for 'Wisdom Teeth' Category

Another Year Wiser

Wisdom Teeth

05/31/2017
It's the end of another school year and you're another year wiser, but how much do you know about wisdom teeth? Our third molars have been referred to as “wisdom teeth” for centuries since they typically appear in our late teens or early twenties, when we transition from adolescence into more...

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth

03/31/2011
The old saying, “If it ain't broke, don't fix it,” doesn't really apply when discussing your wisdom teeth. It's great if they are not bothering you, but don't wait for problems to develop before you take action. This may seem counter-intuitive, but you should know that the best time to more...

Why Are They Called “Wisdom” Teeth?

Fun Dental Facts, Wisdom Teeth

02/04/2010
Third molars have been referred to as “teeth of wisdom” since the Seventeenth Century and simply “wisdom teeth” since the Nineteenth Century. The third molars generally appear much later than other teeth, usually between the ages of 17 and 25 when a person reaches adulthood. It is generally thought among more...

The Right Time for Removing Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth

01/30/2010
When it comes to your wisdom teeth, the old adage, “if it isn't broke don't fix it,” does not hold true. Many times your third molars or “wisdom teeth” can be negatively impacting your mouth even though they are not causing you any pain or discomfort. For example, having a more...