Dentists recommend mouthguards for a variety of reasons. If your dental practitioner says that you should wear one at certain times, then it is best to take their advice. Not doing so could lead to long-term problems with both your teeth and gums. Read on to find out why wearing one is likely to be a good idea and the main types of guards that are on offer these days.
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!