Dentistry is a medical specialty that includes the prevention, detection and treatment of diseases in the dental, oral and maxillofacial area.

The field overlaps in part with the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery and otorhinolaryngology, but also with other fields, as pathological changes in the oral cavity often affect the rest of the body. Conversely, many diseases (e.g. blood diseases, cancer, infections) show symptoms, often as initial symptoms, in the oral cavity. Forensic dentistry is used to identify corpses by means of the dentition.

Historical information

As early as 3000 B.C. teeth were treated in the area of the Indus culture. Among the first verifiable dental interventions are mainly the therapy of toothache, but also the closing of gaps in the front teeth. In the sixteenth century B.C., the papyrus boars from Egypt gave instructions on dental treatment, among other things. Not only since the Middle Ages did people have the idea that a worm that eats through the tooth causes dental diseases. Tormenting toothache was cured until 1829 with the branding iron to chew on caries and nerves. Most patients lost consciousness during this treatment. Arsenic paste was used to kill the exposed pulp (in layman’s terms: nerve). The patient was thus relieved of pain. Ether, chloroform and laughing gas were also known. Cocaine was later used to supplement the painkillers. In 1905, the later Hoechst AG brought Novocaine, developed by Alfred Einhorn, onto the market, which for a long time held a dominant position in local anaesthesia (dentistry).

The patron saint of dentists is St. Apollonia.

For centuries, at the end of the day, frayed wooden sticks sprinkled with alkaline ashes, ginger, Bengal pepper or soaked in alum were used to clean the teeth. The first toothbrushes probably date back to the early 16th century, often in the form of bony sticks with stiff pig bristles attached to the front end. In the Middle Ages and the following centuries, teeth were not extracted by academically trained doctors, but by craftsmen, mostly by bathers or, especially since the 14th century, “tooth breakers” or “tooth pullers” who appeared as itinerant healers. Specialists practiced their profession with the help of various instruments, but there were also market criers and charlatans whose interest lay mainly in making money and whose reputation was doubtful. Before the possibility of anaesthesia (narcosis) of the patient was available or local anaesthesia of his teeth was possible, the dentist had to work very quickly.

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Dental Tools, 6 Pack Teeth Cleaning Tools Stainless Steel Dental Scraper Tooth Pick Hygiene Set with Mouth Mirror, Tweezer Kit for Dentist, Family Oral Care, Dogs - with Leather Case

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Waterpik WP-663 Water Flosser Electric Dental Countertop Professional Oral Irrigator For Teeth, Aquarius, Blue

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  • 7 TIPS FOR MULTIPLE FAMILY MEMBERS AND NEEDS: 3 Classic, 1 Orthodontic, 1 Plaque Seeker for implants and other dental work, 1 Pik Pocket for periodontal pockets, 1 Toothbrush Tip. Tips rotate 360 degrees for easy access to all areas of the mouth
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Water Flosser, Dental Oral Irrigator for Teeth/Braces,10 Pressure Levels Water Pick Teeth Cleaner 8 Replaceable Water Jet Tips for Family, 600 Milliliter Capacity Electric Water Dental Flosser

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  • [8 Dental Water Jet Tips for Family Use]: comes with 3 ordinary high-pressure tips and 5 special-use jet tips (1 Orthodontic Tip, 1 Tongue Cleaner Tip, 1 Periodontal Tip, 1 Dental Plaque Tip, 1 Toothbrush Tip). Different jet nozzles can deeply and hygienically clean up dental plaque or food debris between your teeth and gum which is hard to clean with toothbrush or flossing.
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  • [Usage Technique and Service]: When the water current and your gum are at a 90 degree angle, slightly close your lips to avoid the water spraying out, then let the water flow into the sink from the corner of your mouth. Our water flosser with FDA, CE, FCC, RoHS etc certification.
 

Dental Duty Hygiene Kit, Calculus and Plaque Remover Set, Stainless Steel Tarter Scraper, Tooth Pick, Dental Scaler and Mouth Mirror, Dentist Home Use Tools, Blue

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  • BASIC DENTAL CARE INSTRUMENTS - The set comes with 1 Dentist Mirror, 1 Dental Scaler, 1 Tartar Scraper/ Plaque Remover, 1 Dental tooth Pick (more effective than usual toothpicks). Removing plaque and stain usually requires a visit to your dentist or dental hygienist. However, you can remove them yourself at home using natural remedies and basic dental instruments.
  • PLAQUE AND TARTAR REMOVER - Plaque is made up of invisible masses of harmful germs that live in the mouth and stick to the teeth along the gum line. Some types of plaque can cause tooth decay & cavities. Other types of plaque can cause gum disease. Tartar is calcified or hardened plaque that attaches to the enamel on your teeth and below the gum line. Using Dental Duty Hygiene Kit regularly can prevent ingrowth of plaque and tartar.
  • ADVANTAGES OVER CONVENTIONAL TOOTH CARE - It requires no toothpastes or mouthwash. An essential set of tools next to your teeth whitening products and stain erasers. Dedicated to quality and style, all tools are manufactured using the highest quality surgical rust-free stainless steel. Fully sterilizable
  • HELP PREVENTS MOUTH ODOR - When plaque remains between your teeth, the bacteria it harbors can create a foul smell. Tooth decay and gum disease can also cause halitosis (Bad Breath). Complementary Tips on Bad Breath: Rinse and use interdental brushes regularly- Use tongue scraper to clean your tongue. And Schedule at least two times annual visits to your dentist for professional cleaning and dental examinations.
 
Glide Oral-B Pro-Health Deep Clean Floss, Mint, Pack of 6
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Glide Oral-B Pro-Health Deep Clean Floss, Mint, Pack of 6

  • Effectively removes tough plaque between teeth and just below the gum line
  • Silky smooth, shred resistant texture
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Electric Sonic Dental Calculus Plaque Remover Tool Kit - Tooth Scraper Tartar Removal Cleaner - Teeth Stain Eraser Polisher - Remove Tarter for Kids Adult - 100% Proven Safe (Blue)

  • Still have stains tarter on your teeth after dentist appointment? No problem, this tool helps get all of it off
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  • Feel like you just left from the dentist! Feel like you just jet a deeper clean!!!
 

Tartar, Plaque Remover For Teeth Cleaning Kit - Tooth Cleaner - Dental Calculus Remover - Removes Calculus, Stain, Plaque, Tartar - Teeth Cleaning Tool (White)

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  • PORTABLE DENTAL CALCULUS REMOVER: conforms to ergonomics, the silicone handle feels great when holding. With charming color and portable size, this lightweight teeth stain remover is absolutely a great dental care product for you and your loved ones.
 

DenTek Professional Oral Care Kit

  • A professional oral care kit for better dental hygiene at home
  • Stainless steel dental pick for cleaner, more germ-resistant dental care
  • Stainless steel Scaler for weekly use and hard plastic Scaler for daily use
  • Rubber stimulator keeps gums healthy
  • Dental mirror provides fog-free views
 

OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews for Dogs

  • Help keep your dog's teeth cleaner, reduce plaque and calculus, and fight bad breath with these veterinarian-recommended dental chews, the first and only dental hygiene product for dogs containing delmopinol
  • Each chew uses your dog's chewing action to loosen and dislodge plaque, helping it break away from teeth
  • Delmopinol forms a barrier to help protect against the harmful bacteria that contribute to bad breath
  • Give your pet one highly dissolvable and tasty chew daily for cleaner teeth and fresher breath
  • OraVet is made for dogs six months of age or older