Did Cavemen Get Cavities?

Modern humans have countless advantages and conveniences compared to cavemen, including professional dental cleanings. So what exactly did cavemen do when they got a toothache? When you watch this video, you’ll learn that dental decay probably wasn’t the widespread problem among cavemen that it is today for modern humans. They, and your primate ancestors, simply didn’t live long enough for serious dental problems to develop.

The science expert in this video also explains that humans didn’t start cultivating grains until about 12,000 years ago. Grains are starchy, which feeds tooth decay. In fact, anthropologists take a look at when societies started getting tooth decay to assess when they began cultivating grains.

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