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Biting and chewing require teeth, which zombies may not have without dental maintenance. A more evolved zombie could inject digestive venom to liquify the flesh for slurping.
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I suppose since zombie are dead can't evolve.Zoombee wrote:A more evolved zombie could inject digestive venom to liquify the flesh for slurping.
Anyway if happen a change in their physiology after the transformation on zombi, and to avoid the teeth issue, instead of inject digestive venom that require something sharp, they could simply throw up on the face of their prey.
This is an interesting idea. You seem to be talking about long term zombie apocalypse (or zombies from the south who may start with no teeth .... kidding, kidding).Zoombee wrote:Biting and chewing require teeth, which zombies may not have without dental maintenance.
I'm not in the dental industry and teeth aren't a field of particular interest to me. Do you have any information about how long it takes for unkept teeth to fall out "naturally"?
The notion that the gums may become damaged and no longer hold the teeth in place sounds reasonable.
The idea that the teeth will just rot away to nothing sounds like it would take long enough to where this is not likely to be a problem for decades after a zombie is created.
Part of the zombification process either halts halts cell deterioration, or continues cell regeneration without any nutrients of any kind. It may be that whatever it is that allows muscles to be used over and over again without complete deterioration will also repair teeth. Something keeps the zombies from rotting away, it's feasible that the same thing keeps the teeth from rotting away (due to use and lack of cleaning).
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That's true, and not really relevant to our conversation.Spiffums wrote:Teeth don't rot away after death. Just look at all the jaw bones found over the years with teeth.
When people die they don't use their teeth anymore. Usage wears down teeth. Improper care can rot teeth away. Zombies aren't going to be brushing and flossing, and they will still be eating.