Progtards are always looking for new and unique ways to be able to say “we suck.” This time it’s the claim that teeth, prior to farming, were superior to our teeth today.
What is wrong with these pinheads? People died when they were 30 years old. There teeth didn’t get a chance to get too rotten.
People today are acting in movies at the age of 92. Spare me the lecture about how things are terrible because of… I guess, white people.
Prehistoric humans didn’t have toothbrushes. They didn’t have floss or toothpaste, and they certainly didn’t have Listerine. Yet somehow, their mouths were a lot healthier than ours are today.
“Hunter-gatherers had really good teeth,” says Alan Cooper, director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA. “[But] as soon as you get to farming populations, you see this massive change. Huge amounts of gum disease. And cavities start cropping up.”
And thousands of years later, we’re still waging, and often losing, our war against oral disease.
Our changing diets are largely to blame.