The great philosopher Aristotle believed that men have more teeth than women.
Even though he was married, he must never have counted, because men and women both develop 20 primary or baby teeth. Then when their permanent teeth come in, both sexes receive 8 incisors, 4 canines, 8 premolars, and 8 secondary molars and then up to 4 wisdom teeth.
Bottom line…you either have 28 to 32 teeth (with or without wisdom teeth) regardless of if you’re a man or a woman.
Things get complicated, however, when it comes to the third molars, often called wisdom teeth.
While most people grow wisdom teeth between the ages of 17 and 21 years old, in about 35 percent of the population, wisdom teeth never develop. Some scientists believe that in the future that percentage will continue to grow until humans no longer grow wisdom teeth at all.
So, in this day and age of men and women wanting to be considered equal…when it comes to teeth…you now know…they are!
How about you? Have you noticed your wisdom teeth might be breaking the surface? Maybe you’ve felt a cavity forming in one of your teeth? If so, this is also the same for both men and women. You need to see your dentist regularly to take good care of those 30 pearly whites.
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