Researchers from the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA in the University of Adelaide have discovered a change in the bacteria responsible for tooth decay. The change occurred as our diet changed over the centuries. Compared to our mouths now, Mesolithic hunters and gathers had healthier mouths with almost no oral health problems such as cavities and gum disease.
Checking your mouth for fillings or amalgams has become an important part of your dental check-up. Fillings a term we hear often, one that we dread having our dentist say during a check-up, and tend to be our first experience with a dental treatment.
Believe it or not, your smile says more about you than how good your oral care routine is; the unique way in which you smile can also say a lot about your personality and key attributes.
When you meet someone for the first time, as soon as you smile, you are creating that first impression for the other person to distinguish you by.
Want to know more about your smile? Check out the facts below to see what your smile says about you.