The History of Dentistry

The History of Dentistry

  • 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.

  • Tips for Seeing a Dentist After Your Car Accident

    After being involved in a car accident, it's normal to seek regular medical care. However, you might not have thought about seeing a dentist. Some people find that they sustain dental injuries when they are involved in car accidents, and in these cases, it might be necessary to see a dental care professional. These are a few tips if you have found yourself in this situation. See a Doctor, Too

  • How to Help Your Body Stop Cavity Formation in a Tooth

    To a certain extent, your body can tackle health conditions by itself. This is also true of oral conditions that lead to cavities. But your body needs your help too if you are to keep your oral health in good condition. With your help, your mouth can stop a cavity from forming even if the damage has already started to take place. If you have had an issue with cavities in the past, or you keep getting cavities, then you'll be happy to know that you can stop cavity formation in its tracks.

  • Choosing the Right Braces

    Looking at how your teeth are aligned, it is possible to tell whether you need braces or not. It can be that you have crooked teeth, a crossbite, an overbite, an underbite, overlapping teeth or overcrowded teeth. Here's what you need to know about choosing braces: Dental Visits and Types of Braces Even if you have an idea of the kind of braces you want, visiting a dentist (specifically an orthodontist) is the first step.

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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!