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Your Ancient Ancestors Didn’t Brush—And They Didn’t Get Cavities!

November 12, 2019
Posted By: Evolve Dental Care

If you get a cavity, dental fillings in Allentown, PA will eliminate the decay and return your tooth to full health. Tooth-colored filling material allows our dentists to repair a cavity and leave you with a healthier tooth that blends in with your smile.

But even though you know you can get the dental treatment you need, wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t get cavities in the first place?

Ancient Diets Supported Better Oral Health

Believe it or not, there’s a lesson to be learned from our ancestors who didn’t brush their teeth and didn’t get cavities.

You're probably wondering how such a thing is even possible. Your whole life you’ve been taught to brush at least twice a day and floss once, so how did your ancestors get away without it? Oral hygiene as we know it didn’t exist, so what was their secret? 

The Bottom Line: Diet and Lifestyle Habits

This isn’t some evolutionary glitch; the simple answer is that your ancient ancestors didn’t eat processed foods, and there were no caramel macchiatos or Big Macs. 

Instead, Uncle Caveman existed on a diet of natural, unprocessed foods like fruits, vegetables, rice, and wheat. This diet had a dual benefit: The foods contained no preservatives or chemicals and were also vitamin- and nutrient-rich making their teeth more resistant to cavities and infections.

Your ancestors also ate a lot of fibrous foods, which acted as nature’s toothbrush to flush away food and bacteria and prevent the buildup of bacteria-filled plaque on their teeth.

Improve Your Diet to Help Prevent Cavities

It’s easy to see that the major obstacle to a cavity-free smile is a modern diet. Processed foods are high in carbohydrates that convert to sugar and acid in your mouth and cause cavities. 

To support healthy teeth and gums, reduce sugar in your diet, and eat foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that are known to protect your teeth from cavities. 

If you have cavities and need dental fillings in Allentown, PA, don't worry; the team at Evolve Dental Care will provide the judgment-free care you need and make recommendations to help you improve your oral health in the future.

Please call us at (610) 797-8245 to schedule a convenient dental appointment.

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