teeth-300x200If one were to really think about it, comparing the health of people today to those during the Stone Age might seem like a no-brainer. After all, people in the Stone Age didn’t live all that long, did they?

No, they didn’t. Yet they were exposed to far greater health risks then we face today. The people who lived during that period of time had to deal with wild animals, limited shelter options, and a lack of many tools. They were only just beginning to develop tools and weapons to hunt and protect themselves.

One thing that is in stark contrast between the people of that age and people today, that bodes in their favor, happens to be the condition of their teeth. People who lived during the Stone Age had much better teeth than we do today.

This might seem to be confusing to a lot of people, but once you realize why, it can inspire you to do more to protect your teeth well into the future.

First, people in the Stone Age were eating all-natural foods. Whether it was meat that they hunted for or fruits and vegetables that they collected and gathered, it was all-natural. There were no additives that could corrode the enamel of their teeth and begin to break it down.

Today, we are exposed to so many processed foods and most of those processed foods contain additives that are extremely harmful to her teeth.

Another factor is the drinks that we consume. Soda is extremely bad for your teeth. So is wine and beer. Even juice can be harmful to the enamel on your teeth because of the acid. Back in the Stone Age, all they really had to drink was water.

If you want to ensure that your teeth are as good as they can be with regard to condition, better than those who lived during the Stone Age, then brush, floss, and rinse with mouthwash at least twice a day. Oh, and visit your dentist every six months for a regular cleaning and checkup.