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If Teeth Are So Important For Survival…

…why do modern cultures have so many dental problems?

An oldie but goodie from Dr. Stephan Guyenet:

Our ancestors had straight teeth, and their wisdom teeth came in without any problem. The same continues to be true of a few non-industrial cultures today, but it’s becoming rare. Wild animals also rarely suffer from orthodontic problems.

Today, the majority of people in the US and other affluent nations have some type of malocclusion, whether it’s crooked teeth, overbite, open bite or a number of other possibilities.

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I rarely hear dentists or orthodontists talk about these ideas.  Wonder why.