The earliest history of treating tooth related problems goes all the way back to 7000 BC. Advance technology was not available in those times, meaning the materials used to treat any dental problems was a bow drill, which was an ancient primitive tool used for woodworking. In ancient Greece, Hippocrates and Aristotle wrote about treating decayed teeth as well as having teeth extracted to keep mouth pain away. The concept of having a tooth extracted from the mouth through using forceps was often used to treat many diseases into the middle ages. With no professional education and no anesthesia! Ouch!
Moving forward to today, thanks to advanced technology and schools specialized in Dentistry; you can have treatment done by professionals and with the best equipment to little or no pain. It is important to have regular dental visits. They help keep your teeth and gums healthy. The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every 6 months.
Visiting the Dentist every 6 months can:
- Prevent gum disease.
- Discover early signs of cavities.
- Check for oral cancer.
- Reduce the likelihood of dental emergencies.
- Maintain good oral health
Call your Dentist today and schedule an appointment for you or a loved one!