Human teeth, well known for the creation of beautiful smiles are primarily assumed to exist in our mouths mainly to chew on food. The basic primordial functions of human teeth however, go magnificently deeper and amaze us when we realize as to why they truly exist.
In a life-threatening situation especially trauma to head and neck, every bone structure in human face and skull is “divinely” designed to protect, salvage and leave the brain untouched. It is in moments like these we thank and appreciate the sheer brilliance of “The One” who created human body to survive and thrive no matter how modern we get in our lifestyles.
In sudden jerky movements of head and neck like those experienced in automobile accidents or even high speed roller coasters, our teeth are designed to take on the first blow and act as shock absorbers. The hardness of enamel, clenching of teeth in crisscross pattern and a beautiful group function of all teeth as one unit that take on any blow is dynamically beautiful. Research has shown that people who don’t have teeth actually crack/fracture their jaws much more as compared to those who have all teeth still present.