It 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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