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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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
  • Slides up to 50 percent more easily in tight spaces vs. regular floss
  • #1 Dentist Recommend Brand..40 Meter
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Best Dental Tools, 6 Pack Upgraded Professional Teeth Cleaning Tools Stainless Steel Dental Scaler Pick Hygiene Tools Set Plaque Remover Kit with Great Carrying Box

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OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews for Dogs
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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
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  • Give your pet one highly dissolvable and tasty chew daily for cleaner teeth and fresher breath
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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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  • 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.
 

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
 
The Dental Diet: The Surprising Link Between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health
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The Dental Diet: The Surprising Link Between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Dr. Steven Lin (Author) - Steven Lin (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 01/09/2018 (Publication Date) - Audible Studios (Publisher)
 

Cherokee Women's Snap Front Warm-up Jacket, Black, Large

  • Modern Classic Women's Round Long Sleeve Warm Up Jacket
  • Length: 27.5"
  • Interior Cell Phone Pocket, Patch Pockets
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  • Bi-Stretch, Ultra Soft
 

Hotme Women's and Men's Cap Working Hat with Button Sweatband Adjustable Tie Back Hats One Size Multiple Color (C#Dental-Grey)

  • Material ---- Made of 100% cotton fabric. soft and comfortable, Breathable & bleach friendly. Available for all kinds of head type and hairstyle, cute and comfy for all day wearing.
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PEDIGREE DENTASTIX Large Dog Dental Care Treats Original, Beef & Fresh Variety Pack, 2.76 lb.Pack (51 Treats)

  • Contains one (1) 2.76 lb. 51-count pack of PEDIGREE DENTASTIX Large Treats for Dogs Variety Pack which contains three pouches: (1) 15.6 oz Original (18 Treats); (1) 13 oz. Fresh (15 Treats); (1) 15.6 oz. Beef Flavor (18 Treats)
  • PEDIGREE DENTASTIX Triple Action acts as a dog breath freshener that works to clean teeth and freshen breath, and has a clinically proven texture that reduces plaque and tartar buildup
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  • Feed one PEDIGREE DENTASTIX Oral Care Treat every day for maximum benefits to oral hygiene
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