Dentistry History - Development of Modern Dentistry

Caries is one of the oldest illnesses the mankind knows about and we have heen fighting it for thousands of years. And we came a long way - from seashells hammered into gums to dental implants you can’t differentiate from the real teeth. Read more about dentistry history.

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Timeline of Dentistry

History of dentistry is long and ... well - painful. But since the people began using natural ingredients to treat illnesses, they used it for teeth problems also. And slowly but surely, we became more adept in treating tooth decay and other oral problems.

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History of Dental Caries

Tooth decay is one of the oldest diseases of the human race. People had caries for millions of years and still have it today. With the appearance of sugar cane and other types of sugar prevalence of caries increased and until the modern treatments of caries, both preventive and remedial, lessen the number and seriousness of caries cases.

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History of Oral Hygiene

Since the ancient times, we try to keep our mouth and teeth clean. Until we found out how bacteria work, we used some pretty unsanitary methods for that but in time we learned and today our hygiene standards are pretty high. Read more about history of oral hygiene.

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History of Cosmetic Dentistry

Forms of cosmetic dentistry existed since the ancient times and since people found out that they can use other materials to replace missing teeth or that they can make them white again. Today it is an important branch of dentistry.

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History of Dental Instruments

Dental instruments progressed for nearly 9000 years and from very primitive tools they developed into sophisticated equipment that can still seam scary but not so much when you compare them with tools people fixed their teeth some 100 years ago.

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History of Orthodontics

Since ancient times we had problems with crooked teeth. They interfered with proper eating and were not too aesthetically pleasing. Because of that, we tried to invent mechanical aids that helped us to fix them. Read about history of orthodontics.

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History of Dentures

Dentures are old invention and although they were crude in the beginning, people wore them rather than to eat without them. At first they were made from materials from nature but in time we started making them from synthetic materials which made them better. Read more about history of dentures.

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History of Dental Implants

Except with dentures, missing teeth can be replaced with dental implants. People made and used dental implants since some 4000 years ago, using bamboo pegs and seashells instead of missing teeth.

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History of Dental Floss

Dental floss has a history that his maybe longer than of the toothbrush but we know for sure that it is in use since the 19th century. It is in the wider use since the invention of synthetic materials like nylon.

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History of Toothbrush

Toothbrushes are the most important instrument in maintaining of oral hygiene. At first they were made from primitive materials that grew their own bacteria but today we have toothbrushes that do their job much better.

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History of Toothpaste

Toothpaste is one of the main ingredients in the process of keeping the teeth healthy. In combination with toothbrush it removes dental plaque and food that remains on the teeth after eating. Read more about history of toothpaste.

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