Video: Why do we have wisdom teeth?

Were wisdom teeth ever good for anything?

Maria Papageorge, a professor of oral and at Tufts School of Dental Medicine, says that long ago we needed our third molars—that's what dentists call —for chewing raw meat and roots.


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