The History of Dentistry

The History of Dentistry

  • How to Minimise the Effects of Smoking Cigarettes on Your Oral Health

    Smoking cigarettes poses a range of dental risks. It increase your risk of cavities and gum disease, and it makes it take longer to heal after an oral surgery. Although you should ideally quit smoking, if you cannot quit or just don't want to, there are ways to reduce some of its impact on your mouth: 1. Use a brush with stiff bristles When you smoke cigarettes, sticky tar builds up on your teeth.

  • Sensitive Gums? Hate Flossing? There Are Other Options for You...

    Any dentist will tell you that you need to brush and floss at least twice a day, and perhaps your dentist has reminded you of this during your last appointment. Brushing is not a problem, although most people have been guilty of neglecting that at some point. Do you floss as often as you brush? Flossing can be oddly satisfying, especially when you're aware of a piece of food lodged between your teeth.

  • Devilish Dental Damage! Did You Know These Foods and Drinks Were Bad for Your Teeth?

    Ever since you were a child, you've probably been told about all the types of food and drink that can contribute to dental damage. Whether you were told by your parents, your teachers, or even a general dentist when you went for a checkup - this information would have been repeated over the years. You know to enjoy things like lollies and soft drinks in moderation (which is easier said than done), but there are actually a few lesser-known types of food and drink that can be harmful.

  • Dental Abscesses Explained

    There are two types of dental abscesses and they both cause a collection of pus to form in or around the affected tooth. A periapical abscess affects the pulp located in the centre of your tooth and is usually caused by tooth decay, which creates the perfect environment for bacteria to reach the tooth pulp. A periodontal abscess affects the space between a tooth and your gum, and is usually seen in people with gum disease, which can cause your gums to pull away from your teeth.

  • 4 Trends in Cosmetic Dentistry for 2015 and Beyond

    Modern technology has made cosmetic dentistry increasingly affordable, while creating a service to provide clients with their best smile. Look at some current trends in cosmetic dentistry for 2015 and beyond. Hybrid tooth whitening Whitening procedures have long been the cosmetic procedure that people spend the most money and time undergoing. To achieve the perfect shade of white for the client, cosmetic dentists are now taking a hybridised approach to tooth whitening.

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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!