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The Evolution of Dentistry: From Ancient Practices to Modern Innovations | Family Dentist McKinney


Forget about “tooth worms” causing tooth decay – we’ve come a long way since ancient Sumerian texts. At Smile On Dentistry, we’re all about embracing the evolution of dentistry, making it comfortable, safe, and beneficial for you and your family. Let’s take a journey through time and explore how dentistry has transformed into the advanced science it is today.

Ancient Beginnings

Did you know that ancient Egyptians had specialized doctors for teeth? And the Chinese were using acupuncture to tackle tooth decay pain as far back as 2700 B.C.E.? Even Hippocrates and Aristotle were onto something in 500 B.C.E. with their sterilization procedures and innovative methods for treating oral diseases.

Innovations of the 1600s-1700s

Fast forward to the 1600s and 1700s, where dental innovation was in full swing. Charles Allen published the first English dental textbook in 1695, advocating for homemade toothpaste and even suggesting dental transplants using dog teeth. Then there’s Pierre Fauchard, a true pioneer, who laid the foundation for modern dentistry with his groundbreaking work, “The Surgeon Dentist,” introducing concepts like braces and dental chairs.

The Progressive 1800s

The 1800s marked significant discoveries like the development of dental fillings by Auguste Taveau and the introduction of anesthesia by Horace Wells and Thomas Morton. Hayden and Harris took dentistry to new heights by opening the first dental school and pioneering modern dental education.

Scientific Advancements of the 1900s

The 1900s brought about electric drills, precision fillings, and Novocain, revolutionizing dental procedures. Michael Buonocore’s tooth bonding method and the invention of “invisible” braces in the 1990s continued to reshape the field.

Looking Ahead

Today, at Smile On Dentistry, we’re not just focused on the past; we’re also looking towards the future. We’re exploring the intricate links between oral health and overall well-being, delving into gene-mediated therapeutics and the possibility of regenerating tooth structures. Our commitment is to stay at the forefront of modern dentistry, incorporating the latest technologies to provide you with the best possible care.

Experience the Difference

Ready to experience the benefits of modern dentistry? Schedule your visit to Smile On Dentistry, your trusted family dentist in McKinney, and let us show you what modern dentistry can do for you and your family.

Smile On Dentistry
Email: smileondentistrytx@gmail.com
Phone: 469-405-3080
Url: http://www.smileondentistrytx.com/
3935 S Lake Forest Drive Suite 110
McKinney, TX 75070

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