The History of Dentistry

The History of Dentistry

  • Maintaining Dental Health During the Holidays: Tips to Protect Your Teeth

    During the holidays, the days are full of snacks, and your family's celebrations may swing you out of your healthy dental routine. In spite of these challenges, it is possible to keep your teeth healthy during the holidays. Here are some tips to help: 1. Temper sweets with calcium-filled foods and drinks Sugar-laden sweets leave a sticky residue on your teeth. This is the perfect snack for bacteria, and as the bacteria eats the sugar off your teeth, it produces acids.

  • Useful tips to keep in mind to increase your recovery time after oral surgery

    Whether you had teeth removed due to your wisdom teeth coming through or simply because of overcrowding, there can be a lot of pain and inflammation in the mouth for weeks after the procedure. You want to make sure that you do everything in your power to ensure that the recovery process is smooth and effective. The last thing you want to happen is for complications to occur or the recovery time to be extended due to lack of care.

  • Pregnancy and dental care | Why you need that check-up

    Expectant moms have a lot on their plate, but one aspect of your body that you shouldn't ignore is your dental health. The hormonal changes in the body increase the risk of contracting a number of dental infections that you need to be aware of. Here are some of the ways that pregnancy can affect your teeth and gums. Increased risk of contracting tooth decay Having those carbohydrate cravings can really increase your risk of cavities.

  • Can You Use Toothpaste to Clean Dentures?

    Dentures may be designed to look like real teeth, but they aren't made from the same stuff. Although it's important to clean your dentures as regularly as you used to clean your teeth, you shouldn't use a regular toothpaste. Once your dentures are fitted, you'll need to change your cleaning habits to compensate for the fact that you're dealing with false teeth. Why Is Toothpaste Bad For Dentures? Regular toothpastes can be abrasive.

  • Five Alternatives to Professional Cleaning Kits for Invisible Braces

    Keeping your clear aligner trays clean is an important part of protecting and maintaining your oral hygiene. However, professional cleaning kits with special solutions and oxidising agents can be expensive. Looking for alternatives to namebrand invisible braces cleaning kits? Here are a few affordable and alternative cleaning options to consider: 1. Toothpaste You can use toothpaste on your trays, but unfortunately, the abrasives in some pastes can scratch or break down trays.

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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!