Prehistoric Dental History—Interesting Facts
Interested in dental history and how dentistry evolved? You may be amazed to learn that many of the common dental tools being used today can trace their origins to the Stone Age. They are just far more advanced now and treatments have evolved to eliminate much of the pain our ancestors may have experienced. Even toothpaste can be traced back to ancient civilizations.
This shouldn’t really surprise us because as long as people have teeth, they will have issues that need to be taken care of. In fact, a team of European scientists found evidence of cavity treatments as long as 14,000 years ago. This is believed to be the earliest signs of humans trying to fix dental problems. What this really means is that although dental techniques have evolved, cavities continue to be a number one oral health issue.
Watch this video to learn about recent findings that show how dental history dates back to thousands of years.
Build a Healthy Dental History with Regular Checkups at Your Local Dental Clinic in Green Bay, Wisconsin
Will your dental history reveal healthy teeth and gums? Brodhagen Dental Care offers a full spectrum of services to help you improve your oral health. After all, you can’t have a beautiful smile without healthy teeth. We are currently encouraging new patients to take advantage of our state-of-the-art treatments to optimize their dental health. Come in for a regular checkup and to discuss your oral health.