Jacobs Journal of Anatomy and Physiology

Trees, Tusks, and Roots Relating to Human Health and Teeth

*Louis Z.G. Touyz
Departement Of Dentistry, McGill University, Canada, Canada

*Corresponding Author:
Louis Z.G. Touyz
Departement Of Dentistry, McGill University, Canada, Canada

Published on: 2017-05-22


The gist of this article discusses the effect of trees and roots on human health and teeth. The further people are removed from natural wooded environs, the worse is the prevalence of anti-social behavior in that society. The calming therapeutic effect of nature on mentally disturbed individuals is deconstructed and explained through evolution. Human health and oral hygiene, the miswaak, detergent chews, archaeology and selected animals that use their teeth to survive using trees, are considered. The purpose of this article is two-fold. This article discusses trees and their relationship to human health, and [2] appraises herbivores and selected animals, namely the elephant and the beaver who use their teeth and trees to survive, and considers tree- and other roots in relation to general health, human teeth and oral hygiene.



Most trees grow with distinct morphology being earth bound, anchored with roots which are contiguous with a trunk and spreading branches supporting foliage. Both the whole tree above ground and the underground roots impact human health. Photosynthesis occurs in nature, whereby all green plants synthesize oxygen from atmospheric gases. This occurs with trees in combination with intact arboreal physiology. Because there is less human domestic land encroachment, fewer automobiles, mechanized traffic and polluting people in the countryside, there is usually less air impurities in undisturbed rural settings from vehicle-exhausts, humans and machines. The study of Arboriculture reveals a beneficial impact of trees on the environment and surrounding fauna and flora. Not only do trees provide a whole variety of econiches from shady locations below to the canopy area above, they also provide a source of food and nutrition for insects, animals and humans. The whole tree may be used in one way or another, as a resource for use by mankind. Fruits and nuts are well established as tree crops, with the apple being notorious for its apparent effect on teeth. The fewer trees there are in a city or suburb, the more is the likelihood of criminal behavior. The absence of trees and nature is directly proportional to prevalent crime. The more the presence of growing plants in a living area, the less is the likelihood of anti-establishment behavior. Use of nature as therapy has a calming resuscitating and refreshing effects on personalities and mood disposition. The calming therapeutic effect of nature on mentally disturbed individuals is generally acknowledged, and explains why after removing them from sterile urban situations, and placing them into natural environments with natural ecosystems, fauna and flora, with hydro- and geophysical terrestrial features, a general improvement of mental health is obtained. Trees sustain wide biodiversity, and plants, shrubs and flowers flourish independently in nature.