Eli5: Why are they called wisdom teeth?

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Eli5: Why are they called wisdom teeth?

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They are called wisdom teeth because they come out when you’re older, and thus “wise.” Milk teeth are called that because they come in while a baby is nursing.

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Fun fact, in Japanese they are called “親知らず🦷” which translates literally to “what your parents don’t know”.