Dental health and disease in ancient Egypt

@article{Forshaw2009DentalHA,
  title={Dental health and disease in ancient Egypt},
  author={Roger Forshaw},
  journal={BDJ},
  year={2009},
  volume={206},
  pages={421-424}
}
In ancient Egypt the exceptionally dry climate together with the unique burial customs has resulted in the survival of large numbers of well-preserved skeletal and mummified remains. Examinations of these remains together with an analysis of the surviving documentary, archaeological and ethnographic evidence has enabled a detailed picture of the dental health of these ancient people to be revealed, perhaps more so than for any other civilisation in antiquity. In this, the first of two articles… 

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