Arizona’s Desert Dentistry Says Hunter Gatherers Had Great Smiles

Desert Dentistry, Arizona’s top dentistry company with five offices in the Phoenix area, gives clients a refreshingly fun and friendly experience in the dentist’s chair. In this post, Desert Dentistry discusses two recent studies indicating the oral health of “cave men” is better than ours.

Phoenix, AZ – Aug 11, 2014 – Desert Dentistry, a Phoenix-based dentistry company, posted a new blog on the Desert Dentistry website, titled “Did Cave Men Have Better Teeth Than We Do?” New research on ancient dental plaque indicate that they did, and Desert Dentistry tells us why:

“They didn’t have dentists. They didn’t have tooth brushes. They definitely didn’t floss. But scientists think that hunter-gatherers had better oral health than we do. A recent study on ancient calcified dental plaque reports that as hunting and gathering evolved into farming, the dietary shift caused another shift to take hold: in oral bacteria.”

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About Desert Dentistry

Desert Dentistry’s mission is to bring the Midwestern values of honesty, integrity and friendliness into the dentist’s office, provide quality services as quickly and efficiently as possible, and to make dentistry not only convenient – but maybe even fun. With offices in North Central Phoenix, South Central Phoenix, Ahwatukee, Payson, and Surprise, they offer top-notch dental care from general to cosmetic dentistry all over the Phoenix area. All five offices have been recognized for the high level of customer service they provide.

About Dr. Thomas Mattern

Dr. Thomas Mattern has been a practicing dentist since 1988 and is the founder of Desert Dentistry. He has been a member of the American Dental Association and The Academy of General Dentists for over 25 years, obtained a fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in 2007, and was awarded Diplomat ranking from the American Dental Implant Association in 2011 (an honor given to only 1 percent of dentists).

With Brian Tracy, Dr. Mattern recently co-authored the best-selling book Change Agents: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal Their Secrets for Successfully Changing the Status Quo to Help Their Clients Lead Better Lives and Run Better Businesses. Giving back to the community has always been a priority for Dr. Mattern, who has opened his office every year since 2003 to the ADA Give Kids a Smile program, providing care to disadvantaged children.

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