Arizona”s Desert Dentistry Says Hunter Gatherers Had Great Smiles

“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 studyon ancient calcified dental plaque reports that as hunting and gathering evolved intofarming, the dietary shift caused another shift to take hold: in oral bacteria.”

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

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