Discrepancies and statistical anomalies occur in every pocket of our society, not withstanding dental health. Across any given population, some people tend to be more prone to tooth problems, but what makes the difference between people like this and those who never seem to get a cavity?. These differences often lead some to wonder why that is the case. One of the most common reasons for why there is a large discrepancy in dental health is diet.
The Modern Diet May be Partial to Blame
Historically, when humans lived as hunter-gatherers, our ancestors survived on a natural diet. Back then, there were no processed foods, and our ancestors had wonderful teeth, based on findings. Today there are still older tribes that exist, and to prove the point, explorers went there and discovered the great condition of their molars, despite not brushing at all. These findings show that our modern diet is at least part of the cause of our dental woes.
The Role of Genetics
Genetics also contributes a lot to whether one will have a lot of tooth problems. Everyone has a slightly unique biome that exists in their bodies, including the mouth. Some people inherit a biome that is heavy with the kind of bacteria that destroy teeth. But how can you tell who will have teeth problems and who will not? Well, you can’t. All you can do is take care of your teeth as best you can and visit the dentist on a regular basis. If you develop teeth problems for one reason or another, at least your dentist will be able to treat the problems in their early stages.
Pollution and the Environment
And then there’s also modern pollution. Individuals that live in industrial sectors may just end up being a victim to lifelong pollution that exacerbates certain illnesses and disease. Those who also live in areas with heavy industrial pollution with no fluoride in the water might experience osteoporosis or brittle teeth and end up having to go to the dentist many times during their life.
All these factors add up to a general picture of the differences in people’s dental problems. The only thing you can really do is ensure that you choose a good dentist and visit the dentist on a regular basis.