The History of Dentistry

The History of Dentistry

  • 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.

  • Things That Make Invisalign Different From Standard Braces

    If an orthodontist has told you that you need braces to correct a dental problem, and you've been told that you can choose either standard braces or invisible braces, you may want to choose the invisible kind. But if you have no idea what invisalign corrective aligners offer, here are some of the important differences between these clear braces and the standard metal braces. They are Removable -- Standard braces are permanently affixed to your teeth, unless you are wearing retainers, which are typically used at the end of your metal braces period to maintain the alignment of your teeth.

  • How Cosmetic Dental Services Actually Protect The Health Of Your Mouth

    When you think of cosmetic dental services such as getting your teeth capped or bonded, or replacing missing teeth with dentures or an implant, you may assume these procedures are done only to improve your appearance and your smile. However, many of these procedures are also done to protect the overall health of your teeth and your mouth. Consider how that is and why it's so important to consider having these procedures done as necessary.

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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!