The MediciProjectisapaleopathologicalandhistoric-medical study started in2004,which is based on theexhumation andanalysis of the skeletal remains of the Medici Family buried in the Medici Chapels of Florence. Twelve out of the 21 exhumed individuals were in a state of preservation which permitted to undergo CT and ortopantomography. Pathologic findings were organized in malformations, diffuse parodontopathy, caries, inflammations, and intra-vitam missing teeth. Dental lesion index (DLI), that is the percentage ratio of the number of damaged teeth out of the total number of examined alveoli, was calculated in all subjects, as absolute value (given as percentage value) as well as age corrected, and compared with DLI of contemporary Aragon family. Results are arranged for single individuals and for groups of age.The study has shown that all the adults had eviden tproblems in thei roral cavities,with values of average age-corrected DLI of 39.27 (males), 41.16 (females) and 39.84 (overall). The presented data show tha tthe Medici Family suffered from poor denta lhealth, despite the use of mouth washes and other “hygienic tools”, and that their DLI was largely worse than the contemporary Aragon, probably protected by the diet and particularly by fluorine assumed with waters.

Teeth of the Renaissance: Apaleopathological and historic-medical study on the jaws of the Medici Family

FORNACIARI, GINO;
2013

Abstract

The MediciProjectisapaleopathologicalandhistoric-medical study started in2004,which is based on theexhumation andanalysis of the skeletal remains of the Medici Family buried in the Medici Chapels of Florence. Twelve out of the 21 exhumed individuals were in a state of preservation which permitted to undergo CT and ortopantomography. Pathologic findings were organized in malformations, diffuse parodontopathy, caries, inflammations, and intra-vitam missing teeth. Dental lesion index (DLI), that is the percentage ratio of the number of damaged teeth out of the total number of examined alveoli, was calculated in all subjects, as absolute value (given as percentage value) as well as age corrected, and compared with DLI of contemporary Aragon family. Results are arranged for single individuals and for groups of age.The study has shown that all the adults had eviden tproblems in thei roral cavities,with values of average age-corrected DLI of 39.27 (males), 41.16 (females) and 39.84 (overall). The presented data show tha tthe Medici Family suffered from poor denta lhealth, despite the use of mouth washes and other “hygienic tools”, and that their DLI was largely worse than the contemporary Aragon, probably protected by the diet and particularly by fluorine assumed with waters.
Colagrande, S.; Villari, N.; Pierleoni, F.; Weber, D.; Fornaciari, Gino; Lippi, D.
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