Gum disease wasn’t a thing of the past
If anyone ever says you have the teeth of a caveman, take it as a compliment — because early humans had much better chompers than most people do today.
Not bad when you consider they were 10,000 years away from the nearest dentist!
What was their secret?
You can start with the fact that early man was also 10,000 years away from cola and candy.
But there’s more to it than that.
A new study of calcified plaque on 34 prehistoric skeletons pinpoints the exact moment gum disease and tooth decay came on the scene — and it was when man learned to farm.
That’s right — fruits and vegetables are bad for your teeth!
“Hunter-gatherers had really good teeth,” Alan Cooper, director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA told NPR News. “[But] as soon as you get to farming populations, you see this massive change. Huge amounts of gum disease. And cavities start cropping up.”
The bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease need carbs to survive — so when men ate mostly meat, those germs died off harmlessly.
But once he began eating starches and simple sugars, those bacteria thrived — and dentists’ waiting rooms have been standing-room only ever since.
Obviously, the best way to keep your own pearls white and strong is to avoid carbs and sugar.
But don’t stop there. Be sure to care for your teeth the Douglass way.
You don’t need toothpaste. You don’t even need a toothbrush. Instead, mix 3 percent hydrogen peroxide with baking soda and work the paste into your gums with your fingertips.
Rinse and gargle with the hydrogen peroxide — don’t swallow! — and remember to floss, and you’ll have teeth problems about as often as the cavemen did.
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