I may be wrong but if it is that common for extra teeth even in small numbers wouldnt that be a sign that somewhere in the past at least some humans had two sets of teeth and it is slowly disapearing from our genetics? I have tried to find other incidences of two sets of teeth but I have been unable to find anything, anyone else heard of anything like this? I cant be the only one, that is statistically very improbable. I am just curious as to how common this is and where the acrheological proof of a past ancestor haveing two sets of teeth would be. I cant recall ever hearing of double teeth sets before, in humans anyway, does anyone else have info.
I suppose it is possible that two sets of teeth could be something relatively new and we are slowly changeing towards this maybe.
Thankfully none of my children show this trait so far, I am hopefull this will skip them, if you can imagine having had an entire set of teeth pulled and a set of wisdom teeth along with 7 yrs of orthodontics which damaged some of my remaining teeths roots causing many many root canals to be done and then more teeth pulling of the remaining as well as oral surgeries... to put it mildly I VERY MUCH DISLIKE DENTISTS. I really hope my children never have to deal with that, funny thing is my teeth never bothered me just everyone else. I was always fascinated by the fact that it was different I suppose it is part of the reason genetics fascinate me so much.
If any one knows about other examples of extra teeth I would love to read about it, and if anyone has any insight into the genetic end of this I would love to read about it.
Well thanks for your time all, I will chat with you later.
Edited by MountainGuardian, 22 September 2009 - 04:34 PM.