We all know that good oral health begins with oral hygiene and the toothbrush plays the most important role. It seems that our ancestors, starting with the Babylonians and the Egyptians also knew the importance of brushing teeth and invented early on different techniques for cleaning their teeth and gums. Today people have a wide variety of toothbrushes to choose from, but your dentist will generally recommend a soft toothbrush that will not harm your gums.
If you are terrified of going to the dentist, you can rejoice the next time you see that big, ultra-equipped chair. In 1790, patients had to sit on wooden chairs and endure any dental treatment without the help of anesthetics. The history of the dental chair proves that dentistry is constantly improving both for the benefit of the patient and to ease the work of the dentist.
The tooth fairy, along with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, is one of the most important fantasy figures in North American mythology for children. The legend says that when a child loses a baby tooth, he or she must place it under the pillow and the tooth fairy will come while the child is sleeping and replace the tooth with a small amount of money. The tooth fairy might be a very important figure in the child's perception of dental care and she sure knows how to turn a loss into a small gain.