"My gran was born just after the first war she brushed her teeth with a little bit of cloth and some soot from the chimney. People have had bad teeth since the the beginning of agriculture, hunter gathers had far better general health due to the amount of wild meat and fish they ate (one in the eye for the veggies). Once agriculture began you start to find real teeth problems due to grit from grind stones getting into flour. The real problem of cavities begins when sugar becomes cheaper we are not designed to eat it. Many soldiers in ww1 in their early 20's had false death because dental hygiene was so poor and sugar so easily available. The 6 month visits to the dentist exist because they are not funded in the same way as doctor, dentist charge per visit, nhs doctors earn by the hour. The 6 month visit is just a scam to get more money for dentists."
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