Human Ancestors Had the Same Dental Problems as Us–Even without Fizzy Drinks and Sweets

by Larry Emmott on March 12, 2018

in General,Just for Fun

Taking a break from the future of dentistry to look at the history of dentistry.

From Scientific American:

In fact, cavities have now been found in tooth fossils from nearly every prehistoric hominin species studied. They were probably caused by eating certain fruits and vegetation as well as honey. These lesions were often severe, as in the case of cavities found on the teeth of the newly discovered species, Homo naledi.

Source: Human Ancestors Had the Same Dental Problems as Us–Even without Fizzy Drinks and Sweets – Scientific American

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