What happens if you Stop Brushing your Teeth?
Understand the Importance of Brushing Teeth
For hundreds of thousands of years, humans did not brush their teeth. What happens if you stop altogether?
7 thousand years ago people didn’t brush their teeth because the food that they ate had enough roughage – fibrous indigestible material in vegetable foodstuffs that aids the passage of food and waste products through the gut.
This fibrous food “acted” as a brush to clean the teeth. Also, the diet consisted mostly of grass, meat or vegetables. There were no refined sugars or sodas.
First of all, people have been brushing their teeth in rudimentary ways since 3.000 BCE. Not using a store-bought toothbrush and toothpaste doesn’t mean you’re not brushing them. At its most rudimentary, chewsticks (Teeth cleaning twig) have been used. Like some animals do. These sticks are from the bark of tree trunks and are medicinal and possess anti bacterial and anti fungal in properties.
Now if you stop brushing all together? Well your teeth would fall apart if you stop all together. Animals have various ways of keeping good dental hygiene.Unlike animals, humans consume alot of rubbish. I mean processed foods, foods with high carbohydrates and sugars.These food get stuck in-between the teeth. And are usually sticky in nature. While in the mouth they encourage the growth of bacteria and other micro organisms(because of their high carbohydrate and sugar content). Which in turn damage the teeth the gum and cause dental issues.
Renny Deckert from Wisconsin shared his experience of not brushing his teeth since his childhood.
When it does hurt, it’s not too much. I still have to switch it up sometimes with which side of my mouth I chew on because I still get those pesky stabbed-in-the-face-by-a-hot-iron feelings when I bite down in the wrong place. But all the way up till 5 years ago, the pain could be unbelievably excruciating at times. I’ve had a few massive infections in my face, which led up to those particular teeth being pulled. Tooth pain is its own type of pain in its own class. The most pain I’ve ever felt in my life have been from toothaches.
What If I Stopped Brushing My Teeth? | SCIENCE MYSTERIES REVEALED
Conclusion: Parents should teach kids basic things like this…