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    Study Of Old Skulls Can Explain Reveal Emergence Of Crooked Teeth?

    Old man holding glass with alcohol dring and laughing laudly

    Researchers believe that so many people have crooked teeth because the food we eat today is soft. Crooked teeth present many oral health problems.

    Key takeaways:

    • People from distant ages did not have dental problems. These people had straight and symmetrical teeth as evidence from fossils and skeletons indicates.
    • There is no proper answer why people have crooked teeth despite millions of dollars used on retainers and braces in an attempt to get a perfect smile.
    • Some significant change must have happened during the Industrial revolution marked by a shift to urban lifestyles. People now have narrower mouths.

    Mouths are narrower today, Monge says, but we have the same number of teeth as always. And so the idea goes: that causes crowding, an overbite, snaggle teeth or wisdom teeth that have no room to grow in.

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.