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Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Why Wisdom Teeth Need to Go Wisdom teeth are the largest teeth in your mouth, and the very last to come in. When they do, they can cause problems for the surrounding teeth, a condition we call impacted. Back in the day, before modern dentistry, people didn't take good care of their teeth. It was fairly common for people to lose one or more, even before early adulthood. When that [...]

Wisdom Teeth Extractions2022-06-28T08:00:37-07:00

Know Your Teeth, Inside and Out!

Learn Your Tooth Anatomy, Shape, and Function Teeth differ in shape depending on their function & position in the mouth. On the inside, however, they all share the same basic anatomy. Parts of a Tooth Crown: the visible, chewing portion of the tooth. Root: the portion of the tooth hidden by the gums, it anchors the tooth into the jawbone. (The root makes up about two-thirds of the total length [...]

Know Your Teeth, Inside and Out!2021-01-26T08:00:24-08:00

Targeting Teenage Risks

Risk-taking is a normal part of teenage development—and often a growth opportunity for parents, too! Heads up to handling some common dental risks of adolescence so you both stay smiling. Wisdom Comes With Age The wisdom teeth, the third molars, are the last to emerge. They appear in the teen years sometimes two, sometimes three or four, or sometimes none at all. In a too-small jaw, the risk is they'll [...]

Targeting Teenage Risks2016-09-13T00:00:36-07:00

Wisdom Teeth Removal

And what exactly does 'impacted' mean? Any tooth has the potential to become impacted—that is, emerge in some oddball direction that crowds other teeth. But the most famous culprits are third molars, the last-to-emerge wisdom teeth. Not many mouths can accommodate wisdom teeth. They often wind up pressing against their neighbors, ultimately pressuring the rest of the teeth to disrupt their alignment. That’s not a wise thing to let happen. [...]

Wisdom Teeth Removal2016-01-05T00:00:32-08:00
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