The authors studied the dental calculus of 20 mummies with ligth microscopy, polarized ligth microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Gram positive bacteria could be detected in all preparates, while Gram negative bacteria in 12 and fungi only in 3 dental calculus was visible. Animal food remains within five, and plant remains in all dental calculus were identified. Anorgic element and cell debris were seen in all preparates.
|Translated title of the contribution||Microscopic study of dental calculus in cadavers from the 18th-19th centuries|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1999|
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