Inconsistencies and statistical anomalies occur in every pocket of our society regarding dental health.
In any population, some people tend to be more prone to dental problems, but what’s the difference between these people and those who have never known caries? These differences often lead some to wonder why this is so. One of the most common reasons for a large discrepancy in dental health is what you eat.
The Modern Diet May Be Partial to Blame
Historically, while humans lived as hunter-gatherers, our ancestors survived on a natural diet. There were no processed foods back then, and our ancestors had amazing teeth, according to the findings. There are still older tribes today, and to prove it, the experts who went there discovered the wonderful condition of their molars, even though they never brushed it. These findings suggest that our modern diet is at least part of the cause of our dental problems.
The Role of Genetics
Genetics also greatly contributes to whether a person will have a lot of dental problems. Everyone has a unique biome located on their body, including the mouth. Some people inherit a biome that is heavy on the type of bacteria that destroys teeth. So how do you know who will or won’t have a dental problem? Well, you’re unlikely to know. All you can do is take care of your teeth as well as possible and visit the dentist regularly. If for some reason you develop dental problems, at least your dentist will be able to treat the problems in their early stages.
Pollution and Environment
There is also modern pollution. Individuals living in industrial sectors can become victims of lifelong pollution that exacerbates certain diseases. Those living in areas with heavy industrial pollution where fluoride is not in the water may also experience osteoporosis or brittle teeth and have to visit the dentist multiple times in their lifetime.
All these factors form an overall picture of the differences in people’s dental problems. All you can really do is make sure you choose a good dentist and visit the dentist regularly.