Whoever named the wisdom tooth engaged in false advertising. Most people's wisdom teeth come in between their 17th and 25th birthday. In reality, this term for this late-developing set of teeth came about, we think, because they came in around the time an adolescent was expected to contribute to society as an adult. Whether or not that is true today is up for debate!
There is some controversy about wisdom teeth and their removal (specifically as to how early the teeth should be taken out). Regardless of your stance on the issue, what is certain is that these teeth have the potential crowd your smile - causing crooked teeth and the accompanying increased risk of cavities.
It is wise to pay attention to all the different factors which affect your smile. No matter where you are in life, we can help you have the perfect smile! Give us a call today at (979) 846-6515 to set up an appointment.