Dear Doctor Magazine Issue 15 - 50
cosMeTic & resToraTiVe denTisTry
How And Why Teeth Wear
Understanding The Basics Of How Your Bite Works
by Michael R. Sesemann, DDS, FAACD re teeth supposed to last for a lifetime? And are humans designed to live for up to a hundred years? While these questions are debatable, our early human ancestors had a lifespan of no more than 30 or 40 years with that being largely dependent upon having teeth. Think about it — the diet of these primitive ancestors was much courser and abrasive than our modern human diet. Once their teeth were worn out, eating and sustenance was no longer possible and thus death quickly followed. Luckily for us, times have changed.
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