The History of Dentistry

The History of Dentistry

  • 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.

  • 4 Ways to Stop Your Gums Bleeding When You Brush

    If you see blood in the sink after you brush your teeth, it is important that you do not ignore it. Even a small quantity of blood could be a sign of a serious oral health problem. If your gums bleed when you brush, here are several things that you can try to resolve the issue. 1. See Your Dentist Gums that bleed when you brush your teeth can be a sign of gum disease, which is a serious condition that can eventually lead to tooth loss.

  • Toothache Due to a Cracked or Fractured Tooth: What Treatment Will You Need?

    It's practically impossible to break a part of your anatomy and not be aware of it. If you break an arm or a leg, or even a finger or a toe, you're going to know that something is out of order. However, it's quite possible to break a tooth and be completely unaware that anything has happened until the pain starts (which won't necessarily be immediately).  Not Always Obvious Some tooth breakages are going to be extremely noticeable, such as when a portion of the tooth actually breaks off.

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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!