Were you aware that wisdom teeth are not required to chew modern foods? In fact, a dentist will often remove them to avoid pain and discomfort as they often cause crowded teeth when they emerge.
What role did these teeth play in ancient times?
- It is thought that these molars helped to grind down fibrous materials like roots and meat.
- Our ancestors had larger jaws which were able to accommodate these teeth.
- Humans no longer need wisdom teeth to mechanically break down tough foods.
"Wisdom teeth are speculated to be an evolutionary aspect of our mouths."
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