Spend any time in a pediatric clinic or school setting and you will notice two things: crooked teeth and cavities. Why is this the norm? An article in Scientific American tackles this question.
Peter Ungar, a dental anthropologist and evolutionary biologist, thinks that the issues of today are not the issues of the past. Our ancestral kin did not have similar issues with crowding and cavities. If they did not and we do, why?
The simple answer is that the change of food types from harder more fibrous foods to softer and sugar laden foods has brought about this dysfunctional change that only benefits one group, the dental community, that thankfully enters mouths routinely to heal what we have broken. But, the simple answer does not suffice.
What is really happening?.....
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