Fascinating Facts About The Mayan Civilization

The Royals Did Crazy Things To Their Teeth

9. The Royals Did Crazy Things To Their Teeth

The Mayans had a deep knowledge of medicine and dentistry, and their medical procedures were very advanced for their time. Aside from filling cavities and remove decaying teeth, rich Mayans also had precious gem inlays like jade, turquoise, quartz, and gold embedded into their front teeth!

The Mayans also artificially sharpened their teeth, as they considered pointed teeth to be more beautiful and elegant. These procedures were done by older women, who used water and stone tools to carry out the process.

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