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Pompeii inhabitants had no cavities

The inhabitants of the Pompeii had no tooth decay according to a recent archaeological study in this extinct city.In August, a new archaeological research began in the Italian city of Pompeii, destroyed by a volcano nearly 2,000 years ago. After analyzing the funerary remains of thirty Pompeian, researchers have concluded that the inhabitants of that city had a caries-free teeth. Scientists attribute the dental health to a healthy diet, with little sugar. Although some of these dentures showed imperfections caused by the use of the teeth to cut and break.

Through analysis of these mouths it has also given economic class or geographical origin information of the deceased, as well as some curiosities as if they smoked or played an instrument.

In 79 A.D. the Italian city of Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. It is estimated that in this tragedy more than 10,000 people died, but the layers of ash and debris that covered the area and its inhabitants have been preserved in good condition over 2,000 bodies.

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