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How Agriculture May Have Punched Us in the Mouth

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The American Dental Association (with all its trusty American dental associates) is all about promoting the health of your teeth. But it may not simply be a matter of job security. In fact, when it comes to dental care American dental associates may deserve grateful thanks on behalf of the entire species.

In prehistoric times, there were no dentists, not from lack of technology or scarcity of medical research, but from lack of need… the prehistoric mouth was far healthier than the modern mouth. The “paleo diet” (which was just called “the diet” back then) was the ideal way to keep those teeth and gums healthy and happy, with just the right balance of beneficial bacteria. But when we stopped hunting, ceased gathering, and took to the fields to farm our food, the sudden change to our diet made that