Caries experience in Mediaeval Scots



Dental caries prevalence, distribution, and site of attack was investigated in a Scottish Mediaeval population. The findings supported previous reports, which suggested that caries prevalence in Scotland was lower than in contemporaneous English populations. Attrition of the occlusal surface of the teeth with accompanying alteration of the anatomy of the interproximal space is suggested as the principal reason for the differences in the pattern of distribution of caries between this and modern populations.