The History of Dentistry

The History of Dentistry

  • 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.

  • Understanding Dental Implants

    If you are missing one or more of your teeth, you are probably considering seeing a prosthodontist. One of the most common treatments you will be offered is a dental implant. These are used for replacing missing roots and also offer support to artificial replacement teeth. The following are some facts that will help you understand what implants are all about. What is a dental implant? An artificial root composed of titanium metal.

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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!