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Posts tagged wisdom teeth

September 23, 2014

 

Kid with gaping smile and missing front tooth

Why Are We Born With Baby Teeth?

Infant jaws are too small to accommodate adult-sized teeth, so smaller teeth are necessary until the jaw grows to its mature size.

December 22, 2010

 

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Making Stem Cells From A Wise Part Of The Body: Wisdom Teeth

Scientists may soon be able to use wisdom teeth to create stem cells.

October 26, 2010

 

An xray of a person's mouth

The Evolution And Science Behind Wisdom Teeth

Why do humans have wisdom teeth? What is so wise about them?

June 16, 2005

 

How Wise Are “Wisdom Teeth”?

As we all learned in health class, human beings have 32 teeth. Twenty-eight of them come in before puberty, but the last four teeth, our “third molars,” usually come in during our late teens or early 20′s, when we’re presumably older and wiser, hence their nickname, wisdom teeth. Lean more on this Moment of Science.

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