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Why are our teeth so rotten?

Posted on May 29th, 2012

The ancient Egyptian had healthier teeth and jaws than most living humans!Remember the Coca-Cola jingle,”I’d like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company”? Well, here’s what happens as a result of all this soda: A new study showed that young adults in a small town on the northern tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, had three times as many cavities as those who live in a poorer, more isolated village nearby where soft drinks weren’t available every day.We used to thrive on coarse seeds, nuts, tubers, fruit, and meat.Today our diet is filled with refined sugars and processed foods.Examinations of thousands of fossilized human ancestors found cavities in fewer than 2% of teeth from earlier than 20,000 years ago.By the mid 20th century this percentage jumped to 50-90% of the population in Europe and the United States.

So next time a snack attack hits – reach for a handful of nuts and some water instead of a soda and sugary treat and help preserve your beautiful smile!


About Dr. James Sevey & Dr. Natalie Sigwart

Dr. Sevey has 30 years of experience in the dental profession. Dentistry is constantly evolving and Dr. Sevey’s commitment to continuing education keeps him current with the latest advances in order to benefit his patients.

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