Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Teeth?

womanwonderingredHow well do you think you know your own smile development? Are you certain about how many teeth should be in your mouth? Can you tell the difference between a full set of teeth with and without your wisdom teeth in regard to a final tooth count? Are you quite sure when those third molars of yours should have arrived? To help ensure you have a clear understanding of the way a smile’s teeth show up and a general timeline, we suggest you make your way through a quick smile quiz.

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: By the time you are an adult and you have all of your permanent teeth, a full set of teeth will include 32 teeth.
  2. True or False: With typical smile development, a patient’s wisdom teeth will make an arrival during one’s late teens or early 20s. However, they may not always erupt.
  3. True or False: All of your permanent teeth except for your third molars are necessary. If third molars need to be removed, they do not require a replacement.

Quiz Answers

  1. True. A full set of teeth that has followed successful smile development will, indeed, include 32 teeth. However, if your wisdom teeth did not grow in or if they were removed, you will have a total of 28 teeth.
  2. True. Surprise! You will receive your final teeth when you are a young adult. However, if they are impacted, if they’re not developing on a beneficial angle, or if you simply never developed these teeth, third molars may not become a part of your smile.
  3. True. This is accurate. Though these teeth can grow in successfully and remain there for the rest of your life, you do not need them. If they are removed, there’s no need to replace them.