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A Small Jaw Can Cause Problems with Wisdom Teeth

teeth, health, smile, dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthIt is not uncommon for a dentist to remove one or more wisdom teeth. This is often the result of a jaw that is unable to compensate for their presence. Why is this the case?

– During prehistoric times, larger jaws were needed to chew harder substances such as roots and plant material.

– A greater surface area allowed more nutrients to be absorbed when eating.

– Most modern jaws are much smaller when compared to ancient jaws, which leads to crowded teeth.

“These teeth aren’t necessary for the majority of the foods we consume today.”

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