The Influence of Teeth, Diet, and Habits on the Human Face

The Influence of Teeth, Diet, and Habits on the Human Face

1st Edition - January 1, 1972

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  • Author: D. M. Davies
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483192826

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The Influence of Teeth, Diet, and Habits on the Human Face discusses the relation between dental health, diet, and habits to the facial characteristics of humans. The book is comprised of 12 chapters that cover the various aspects of the relationship of the said variables. The text first compares the facial traits of primitives and civilized peoples, and then proceeds to differentiating the characteristics of primitive and modern diets. The next chapter discusses disparity between meat and vegetable diet. The next five chapters deal topics related to dental health, such as tooth diseases among primitive tribes, establishing racial links through analyzing teeth, and some unusual dental customs. The remaining three chapters present the conclusion, review of related literature, and methodology of the study. The book will be of great interest to dentists, physicians, anthropologists, and sociologists.

Table of Contents

  • Preface



    1. The Facial Traits of Primitive and Civilized Peoples Compared

    2. The Characteristics of Primitive and Modern Diets

    3. The Influences of a Meat and Vegetable Type Diet Compared

    4. Facial Changes Through Diet Changes

    5. Tooth Diseases in Primitive Tribes

    6. Racial Links Traced through the Study of Teeth

    7. Comparisons between the Teeth of the Tribes Studied

    8. The Influence of the Sea on Dental and Physical Health

    9. Some Unusual Customs to Do with the Teeth

    10. Conclusions

    11. Review of the Literature

    12. Methods Used in the Study



    Books for Further Reading

    Glossary of Terms


    Plates I-XVI

Product details

  • No. of pages: 164
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1972
  • Published: January 1, 1972
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483192826

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D. M. Davies

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