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Dental phobia is not a rare condition. Many people feel fear of dentist chair or dental drill. Because of that fear they show up at the dentist when it is very late or not at all and then suffer great consequences. But that fear can be overcome.
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.
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.
Did George Washington had wooden dentures? What happened with a “tooth worm”? Who worked as a dentist during the early Middle Ages? Read interesting facts about dentistry and oral health.