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Wisdom Teeth

Third molars, otherwise known as wisdom teeth generally come through or erupt at a more mature age between 17 and 21. Anthropologists believe we have wisdom teeth because our ancestor’s early diet required more chewing power. With today’s expanded food choices and cooking techniques, the third molars are not necessary for function. If wisdom teeth come in with proper alignment, they generally work with the other molars in chewing.  With the help of dental x-rays, we are able to determine if your wisdom teeth will be properly aligned. Poor alignment of wisdom teeth can crowd or damage adjacent teeth, the jawbone, […]

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