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.
Dental treatments could soon be revolutionized by a new method of regenerating teeth. Recent research has found that low power laser therapy can stimulate the regeneration of teeth. This alternative method may someday change everything we know about permanent teeth. Laser therapy is not something new in dentistry. It is currently used for teeth whitening and it can be used to treat gum problems and tackle other issues like tooth decay.
Toothaches are sometimes unbearable. But the good news is that they are treatable. If you have ever suffered from a toothache, and chances are that you might have, the first thought went to your dentist and how he or she may ease the pain. Our ancestors, however, weren't that lucky. Before the age of modern dental treatments, people used to do almost all that was possible to get rid of the grueling pain.