The Human Mouth
Just about everything that lives and can be classified as an animal, fish, insect, or bird has to eat and they do so with their mouths. Many of them also use their mouths to make noises. The mouth is an important entry and exit point to the body.
In humans, noise is what separates us from the rest of the animal population. Without our mouths, how would we speak to each other? OK, we have writing but that came long after language evolved, and language emerged from a series of early pre-historic grunts.
Once we started using these grunts to communicate with each other, a fairly obvious tendency arose for us to look at the face of the other person trying to communicate with us. This means that we are often looking at people’s teeth. Those teeth are primarily part of our eating equipment, but they also play a part in producing the sounds we call speech.
Human vanity works two ways. Our desire is to look pleasing to others and we can be uncomfortable when we feel unattractive. This is definitely the case when considering the quality of our teeth.
The Human Brain
Whether thinking preceded communication or was a result of communication could be something of a “chicken or the egg” question. What is certain is that both have shaped us towards what we are today. Without thought and communication, we probably would never have invented the wheel – let alone the atomic bomb. The power of communicated thought has also led us to develop things that might, at first, appear to be unessential.
Since, as humans, we only get two sets of teeth in our lifetime, it is essential that we take care of them. Dental science developed initially to help us with our eating habits. Some of dentistry’s origins were somewhat crude and basic, but the skills improved over time to our present-today where no one needs to be denied a healthy set of teeth for eating solid food. That is the obvious and practical side of invention at work.
A More Pleasant Looking Mouth from Cosmetic Dentistry
It also led to the development of cosmetic dentistry whereby teeth, that might be functional but do not have a pleasant appearance, can be remodeled to become attractive in the eye of the beholder. Pinnacle Dentistry has an arsenal of techniques at its disposal with which to improve the smiles of people in Colorado Springs, CO.
Complete tooth replacement, teeth whitening, teeth straightening, and Porcelain Veneers for Colorado Springs, CO are some of the ways in which dentists are helping to Improve the Visual Appearance of Teeth in their patients’ mouths. For more information visit https://pinnacledentistryco.com/.