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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Not according to Wikipedia.

Among permanent teeth, 16 are found in the maxilla and 16 in the mandible, for a total of 32.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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bobbym wrote:

Ask your dentist.

I don't have a dentist. Will you be my dentist?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Absolutely impossible. I know next to nothing about teeth. If you eat right, avoid candy type sweets, clean them, they will last you a lifetime.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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I want to count them.

Galileo wrote:

When you measure something, you know something.

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Teeth are curved on the sides and you should be able to feel then individually with your thumb and next finger.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Agnishom,

In the UK the 8th pair on each side, top and bottom are called 'the wisdom teeth'. This is, I think, because they often don't emerge until adulthood ie when you have acquired wisdom. Silly idea because (i) some adults never achieve this state and some young people reach this state before they reach 18.

Also, (ii) these teeth are a nuisance for many as they don't always fit in the jaw. I know this to my cost as three of mine were impacted, ie they pushed against molar 7 and in one case knocked it crooked. In all three cases I had to have these teeth pulled; very unpleasant I can assure you.

My last one failed to appear at all until I was about 55. Then is grew out over a period of about 2 years but had no matching tooth below to tell it when to stop. So eventually it grew right into the bottom gum and so it had to be pulled too. So you can see why I don't consider them 'wise'.

So 28 (+ maybe up to 4) is the normal number of adult teeth. There is a gap between each one and my dentist thinks it is essential to pull floss between them every few days to help prevent decay in that gap. If you get some floss you can pull it through the gaps and thus detect where one tooth ends and another begins. Take care if you've never done this before as you could make your gums bleed if you are too rough.

Bob

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You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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Okay thanks

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**thedarktiger****Member**- Registered: 2014-01-10
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omg it put as 33 and I answred honestly...

wow thats so much older than me

Good. You can read.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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It is not clear whether one should be desirous of a high score or a low score. Does a high score mean you are really brainy, having learnt lots during your existence or that your brain is worn out by old age? I don't think one should take much notice of any of these tests. Just a bit of fun, as they say.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**L'Hopital****Member**- Registered: 2014-03-07
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It said, "Come on, be serious." to me.

Churchill (drunk): You're ugly, woman!

Woman (horrified): You're drunk!

Churchill: Yes, but in the morning I shall be sober...

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Hahaha. What did you decide to do after that?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**L'Hopital****Member**- Registered: 2014-03-07
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I used the one philosophy that has got me this far in life: You can do anything, as long as you hold your tongue right and use the right swearwords.

Churchill (drunk): You're ugly, woman!

Woman (horrified): You're drunk!

Churchill: Yes, but in the morning I shall be sober...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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But what about those teeth?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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