Posts Categorized: History of Dentistry

What’s the Deal With ‘No-Drill’ Dentistry?

What’s the Deal With ‘No-Drill’ Dentistry? No one looks forward to having their cavities drilled and filled. For some people, just the fear of drilling keeps them out of the dentist’s office for years at a time. Unfortunately, that aversion to the drill, and other dental services, often results in the need for more extensive procedures to… Read more »

Scientists Uncover Earliest Known Example of Human Dentistry

Scientists Uncover Earliest Known Example of Human Dentistry

In the grand scheme of human evolution, dentistry is a relatively new innovation. In Ancient Greece, people began brushing their teeth with cotton cloths wrapped around their fingers. They chewed plant extracts with antiseptic and antimicrobial properties to keep their mouths clean. In Ancient Egypt, crude examples of dental surgery (drilling cavities and pulling teeth),… Read more »