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US News The UK's teeth are now worse than ever, with 17th century Britons' gnashers better than today's

18:27  03 november  2019
18:27  03 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Modern-day Brits may have the worst teeth of all time after scientists discovered that our 17 th - century predecessors had better gnashers . Researchers from Queen Mary University of London looked at the skulls of 224 adults that were predominately from the 17 th century - examining a total of 5,195

British people' s teeth are no worse than Americans', a British Medical Journal study finds. The average number of missing teeth was higher in the United States at 7.31, while in the UK the average number was But while British gnashers may not be any worse than American pearly whites, the

The UK's teeth are now worse than ever, with 17th century Britons' gnashers better than today's © Getty The UK's teeth are now worse than ever, with 17th century Britons' gnashers better than today's Modern-day Brits may have the worst teeth of all time after scientists discovered that our 17th-century predecessors had better gnashers.

Fewer missing teeth and less decay was discovered in skulls from the early-modern period.

Researchers suggest that this is down to sugar being too expensive for commoners meaning they were better at keeping their teeth rot-free.

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London looked at the skulls of 224 adults that were predominately from the 17th century - examining a total of 5,195 teeth.

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British children' s teeth are much better today than when I was young, despite all those American soft drinks. Tomas Santos, Hove UK . The standard of living of the contemporary American probably afforded them better dental care; and, I suspect, a certain cultural austerity would have meant that

a person in a blue shirt: Modern-day Brits may have the worst teeth of all time after scientists discovered that our 17th-century predecessors had better gnashers. Pictured: Austin Powers's iconic gnashers © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Modern-day Brits may have the worst teeth of all time after scientists discovered that our 17th-century predecessors had better gnashers. Pictured: Austin Powers's iconic gnashers Fewer missing teeth and less decay was discovered in skulls from the early-modern period. Pictured: Pogues singer Shane MacGowan's teeth were destroyed by addiction to drugs and alcohol © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Fewer missing teeth and less decay was discovered in skulls from the early-modern period. Pictured: Pogues singer Shane MacGowan's teeth were destroyed by addiction to drugs and alcohol

An average of nine missing or rotting teeth were found.

Scientists compared this number to the 13.5 missing or rotting teeth found in 2,013 modern-day Londoners.

a person wearing a black dress: Sugar was too expensive for commoners in the 17th century meaning they were better at keeping their teeth rot-free. This is not the case for royalty, however, as most of King Louis XIV's teeth were lost partly due to a high consumption of sugar © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Sugar was too expensive for commoners in the 17th century meaning they were better at keeping their teeth rot-free. This is not the case for royalty, however, as most of King Louis XIV's teeth were lost partly due to a high consumption of sugar

Dentist and researcher Joseph Smith told The Sunday Times: 'Despite the lack of dental care in post-medieval times, the sampled population experienced less decay than the modern-day sample.'

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But now scientists have found that this long-standing joke about the UK ’ s challenged orthodontistry is a myth. They found that the average number of missing teeth was significantly higher in the US (7.31) than in England (6.97), although British people reported that the state of their teeth had a higher

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He added: 'Over the past 300 years sugar consumption in the UK has increased from 1.8kg to 23kg per person per year, with low-income groups [now] consuming the most.'

Public Health England figures released earlier this year showed that the problem is not exclusive to adults.

Dentists are pulling out rotten teeth from 1,000 children a month who have yet to reach their sixth birthday. 

Huge overconsumption of sugar means nine in every 10 tooth extractions for under-fives are for tooth decay.

Experts said the numbers were 'horrifying' and blamed the fact youngsters eat nearly three times the recommended daily limit of sugar.

Children aged five and under accounted for 14,545 tooth extractions in 2017/18 in England, with most of those - 12,783 - being for tooth decay.

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