The History of Dentistry

The History of Dentistry

  • 4 Conditions that Will Make You Go for Dentures: Be Ready When they Attack!

    Do you always presume that dentures are for other people and not you? Well, think again. In fact, you might be having some of the symptoms suggesting that you'll need dentures without even knowing it. Dentures are designed technically and artistically to replace your teeth whenever you lose them. They are supported by a special bony structure to ensure that they are strong enough to function just as your old set of teeth.

  • DIY Teeth Bleaching: Do You Have the Right Information?

    DIY teeth whitening has gained popularity with both teenagers and adults as they seek a beautiful smile. The number of whitening kits, toothpastes and gels that claim to whiten yellow, stained and darkened teeth are increasing by the day. You may find yourself confused by these products and the numerous whitening tutorials and procedures. Acquiring the right information on teeth whitening is critical to the success of the procedure. So how do you ensure that you are doing it right?

  • Why Are Your Gums Black? Five Possible Explanations for a Black Spot on Your Gums

    If you have noticed a black spot on your gums, there could be a number of explanations behind it. Wondering why your gums look that way? Here is a look at some of the possibilities: 1. Melanin In some cases, a black spot on your gums could just mean that you have a bit more melanin in that area, just like the extra melanin that causes freckles on your skin. This could be because of genetics or related to overexposure to the sun.

  • Now You Can Achieve a Perfect Smile with Dental Veneers

    In this day and age of social media, more and more people are looking for ways to look their best. If you are not satisfied with your smile due to defects in your teeth, then you may want to consider dental veneers. These shell-like devices, typically made from porcelain, are applied on the front section of your teeth. The following are some of the reasons why you should opt for dental veneers when seeking to perfect your smile.

  • How to Know When a Dental Check-Up is Required

    Toothache is hell, yet people commonly let dental problems worsen instead of seeking diagnosis and treatment. This could be due to a fear of surgery, a belief that toothache will clear up and disappear, or just plain laziness. Whatever the causes, people tend to wait far too long to seek dental treatment, resulting in tooth loss further down the line. This infuriates dentists, who know that if people schedule annual check-ups, most abscesses, infections and tooth decay issues can be avoided.

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    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!