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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...