400-Year-Old Dental Secret Revealed


A French aristocrat’s dental secret has been revealed 400 years after her death, scientists discover. Anne d’Alegre, who died in 1618, was using gold wire to keep her teeth from falling out.

Her body was found at the Chateau de Laval in 1988 during an archaeological excavation. Her teeth were surprisingly well preserved and it was later found that a gold wire had been used to tighten a number of her teeth.

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