Severe, and painful, tooth decay in a young adult hunter-gatherer from Taforalt, Morocco. A central incisor was probably pulled out for cultural reasons © Isabelle De Groote.
posted on 01/12/2014 3:03:26 PM PST
“Cavity creeps! We make holes in the teeth!”
Not eating could have prevented this.
posted on 01/12/2014 3:23:08 PM PST
(Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
posted on 01/12/2014 3:37:19 PM PST
(Democrats lie because they must.)
posted on 01/12/2014 3:42:04 PM PST
(Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
Dental disease was thought to have originated with the introduction of farming and changes in food processing around 10,000 years ago.
So, prior to that nobody suffered from tooth decay???????
As for the hunters and gatherers, they suffered tooth decay because they didn't brush regularly after every meal nor did they floss..........
NO, I'm not a dentist but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.........
posted on 01/12/2014 3:47:03 PM PST
by Hot Tabasco
(Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
posted on 01/12/2014 3:59:35 PM PST
(Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
Skeletons at Taforalt reveal that most people practiced tooth evulsion, whereby one or two healthy incisors were deliberately removed in late childhood or early adulthood.
Is this style making a comeback?
I thought that was global warming.
posted on 01/15/2014 10:15:41 AM PST
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