Maybe the tagline here should be, "When in Rome, Do as the Romans", states Danbury dentist Jay M. Marks, DMD. We all know the advances the Romans had made back in their day, over 1500 years ago. Some of their accomplishments were way before their time. Some of the groundbreaking innovations were- Aqueducts, development of concrete and cement (many of their structures- Colosseum etc- are still standing today, Newspapers (made out of stone), Bound books, Highways and roads, the Roman calendar which is the basis of our calendar, and many procedures known to modern medicine. There is another practice that was common in their society that would be of benefit even today, if it was more widely followed states Dr. Marks.
It turns out that the inhabitants had no need for fillings, or crowns, or dentures, or bridges, or DENTISTS! Examinations revealed that the Romans had perfect sets of teeth. It was further discovered that what they ate and drank was responsible for their good luck. Microscopic evaluation showed a diet rich in vegetables and fruits- similar to the Mediterranean Diet of today. Further, their water contained fluoride, which we know to prevent decay.
As a dentist, Dr. Marks is happy he did not live back in the day of the Romans. If you would like to emulate the Roman's teeth conditions by fixing your Non Roman teeth, please CONTACT US.
Thanks to published author Jonathan Gibney for the topic