The History of Dentistry

The History of Dentistry

  • Denture Relines Explained

    If you wear dentures, you'll be aware that the denture base needs to be well-fitting in order for your dentures to be comfortable and to allow you to speak and eat normally. On occasion, you may need a denture reline. This involves having new material added to the underside of your dentures to resolve any issues with how they fit around your gums. Requiring a reline is quite common and may be needed due to natural changes to your gum tissue or jaw structure.

  • Dental Emergencies: What Qualifies and How to Respond

    Dental emergencies are not something that many people want to deal with, but they can happen to anyone. They can sometimes be frightening and often occur without warning. Take a look at two issues that qualify as dental emergencies and how to respond when they occur. Sudden or Unexplained Toothache A toothache is one of the most common dental emergencies. It can be caused by several things, from cavities to gum disease.

  • Getting Used to a New Dental Bridge: What to Expect

    Although your dentist will explain the details of your new dental prosthesis, you might be wondering why a traditional dental bridge is in fact called a bridge. Designed to replace one or more missing teeth, a traditional bridge consists of a series of prosthetic teeth, connected to reinforced natural teeth at both ends of the gap (known as abutment teeth). The gap is being bridged, hence the name of the appliance.

  • How to Make Your Professional Teeth Whitening Last Longer

    Professional teeth whitening treatments are a great way to brighten your teeth, boost your confidence, or look great for a special event. However, as the NHS says, teeth whitening is not permanent, with results lasting between a few months and a few years depending on the treatment and your lifestyle. This guide gives three simple tips that will help you to ensure your treatment lasts as long as possible. Follow Your Dentist's Advice

  • Must-Know Facts About Dental Veneers

    People resort to dental veneers for many reasons, including when teeth whitening solutions fail to remove discolouration. Additionally, dental veneers can repair a chipped tooth, restoring your smile. However, you should know what to expect before choosing the cosmetic procedure, including preparation, the cost, care tips, types available and the ideal candidate. This post highlights some top facts about dental veneers. Dental Veneers Explained When your teeth are discoloured due to oral diseases or chipped because of an accident, your dentist might recommend dental veneers.

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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!