Bad Teeth a Medieval Myth?

Professor Wolfgang Arnold, from the University of Witten/Herdecke, believes that medieval peasants may have had better teeth than modern men because they chewed their food and ate raw vegetables.

Arnold believes that the theory that medieval people had bad teeth is a myth. In a study of remains from the 5th through 9th centuries, he concludes that even though they did not brush their teeth, people chewed their food longer.