Today it’s hard to imagine life without schools, technology, and toothbrushes.
However, your life would be very different if you lived in ancient Rome. If you were an average Roman citizen, you wouldn’t be able to read or write. You’d eat mostly porridge, olives and lentils. You wouldn’t travel more than 50 miles from home in your lifetime--a span of only about 35 years.
Despite those facts, you, like all Romans, would still want to keep your teeth shiny and healthy. Here’s how you’d do it: