The caveman practised dentistry, study reveals

teeth health smile dentistAs it turns out, even cavemen recognised the need for visits to the dentist. Experts discovered that Neanderthals used toothpicks made from bone, wood or grass to treat teeth.
Key takeaways:
– Lab tests reveal grooves and marks on Neanderthal gnashers proving they were trying to treat sore gums.
– The gnashers dating back 130,000 years, indicate that Neanderthals applied some primitive dentistry.
– Researchers found that the molars and premolars had been pushed out of their regular positions.
If the caveman bothered to care for their teeth, why not you?
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