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  • Teeth 101 - Facts About Different  Types of Teeth
    Jul. 2, 2019

    Teeth 101 - Facts About Different Types of Teeth

    General oral health

    Most adults have 32 teeth and children have 20. We know we should brush twice a day for at least two minutes each and floss daily. But, many of us don't know how some of our teeth got their names. Canine, eye and wisdom might seem like odd names for teeth. Learn how they got their names.

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  • Get Smart About Wisdom Teeth
    May 24, 2017

    Get Smart About Wisdom Teeth

    General oral health

    Wisdom teeth, or “third molars,” are the final set of adult teeth to push through the gums in the back of both sides of the jaws. They usually emerge between the ages of 17 and 21 to complete your full set of 32 teeth. Problems arise, however, when there isn't enough room for the wisdom... More »

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  • Losing Your Wisdom (Teeth, That Is)
    Aug. 20, 2013

    Losing Your Wisdom (Teeth, That Is)

    General oral health

    For many people, wisdom teeth (also known as “third molars”) are often more problematic than helpful. Wisdom teeth often come in misaligned or emerge only partially, and some remain trapped underneath the gums. These are known as “impacted” teeth and can eventually cause infection of the gums and surrounding bone. Because of these issues, many... More »

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