The History of Dentistry

The History of Dentistry

  • Need to Stop Smoking to Protect Your Dental Implants? Try These 5 Top Tips

    Did you know that dental implants are doubly likely to fail in smokers compared to non-smokers? If you smoke, it's likely that your dentist has told you this sobering fact. However, simply knowing that smoking could double your risk of dental implant failure doesn't necessarily make it any easier to quit. Dentists recommend staying away from tobacco for at least six weeks following dental implant surgery while your implants go through their most vulnerable period of healing.

  • Tips for Living with Dentures

    Dentures are artificial teeth used as a replacement for your missing teeth. Dentures offer an excellent way to help you maintain a great looking smile even with missing gum tissue. With proper oral care, your dentures will have you smiling, eating and even speaking with complete confidence.  Here are five tips guaranteed to help you live a healthy comfortable life. Maintain proper oral hygiene Ensure that you clean your dentures every day; this helps you maintain proper oral hygiene.

  • Suddenly Orally Sensitive: Why Your Teeth Have Suddenly Become Sensitive to Cold and Heat

    While you might need your teeth to speak, your teeth themselves are unable to tell you when something is wrong. However, while they may not be able to tell you in words, they can inform you in other ways, such as through pain or sensitivity. It is important that you pay attention to these signs, as they often signify that something isn't quite right with your oral health. If your teeth have suddenly become sensitive, it is safe to assume that the sensitivity is caused by another more serious, underlying problem.

  • Dental Anxiety: 2 Ways a Dentist May Sedate Your Child

    If your child has to have dental treatment and they are very anxious about it, the dentist may recommend that they are sedated. If your child is anxious, they may wriggle and move around making it difficult for the dentist to carry out their work. Because sedation allows your child to remain fully conscious during treatment, you and the dentist will be able to interact with them to offer reassurance. Below is a guide to two common sedation techniques which your dentist may use on your child.

  • What Your Orthodontist Wants You to Know About Mouthguards for Children

    Your orthodontist may want your child to wear a mouthguard, especially when children play contact sports. Mouthguards are one of the most beneficial oral products on the market, and here are four things anyone in orthodontics wants you as a parent to know. More Children Need to Wear Them Mouthguards aren't just for children playing contact sports. They also protect the teeth from clenching, grinding and other dental issues. More children need to wear them, as research has shown only 30 percent of children use them at the moment, according to Delta Dental Plans Association.

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    About Me
    The History of Dentistry

    Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved stories about the past. Whether the stories were about horses, wars, exploration or even dentistry, I loved to hear them. I find that knowing the history of something helps it to make sense and feel approachable. I know that some people have dental anxiety, and I too have suffered, but I also feel like the more you know about dental work and its history, the easier it is. This blog is dedicated to exploring the history of dentistry – What did ancient people use for fillings? How did early dentists numb their patients? Who was the first dentist? Those are just some of the questions I plan to answer here. Ready? Okay, let's dive into the history of dentistry together!