History Lesson: Dental Hygiene In The Middle Ages

  • Posted on: May 1 2015

It’s no secret that dental hygiene and treatments have improved tremendously over the years, but have you ever wondered what it was like in the middle ages? You might think that people in the middle ages didn’t have the knowledge or skills to keep their teeth healthy, in reality they were able to keep their teeth healthy by eating properly.

Evidence shows that people living the middle ages desired white teeth and sweet-smelling breath and often ate foods to help keep their teeth healthy and white. Human remains show most people living during this period had healthy teeth in spite of not having dental care or the same knowledge of dental hygiene that we have today.

How do you think people living during a time without modern dental care were able to keep their teeth healthy?

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