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Dental History – 500-300BC

Posted by The Wisdom Tooth on 15 Jul 2021
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Hippocrates and Aristotle write about dentistry, including the eruption pattern of teeth, treating decayed teeth and gum disease, extracting teeth with forceps, and using wires to stabilize loose teeth and fractured jaws

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Dental History – 1700-1550BC

Posted by The Wisdom Tooth on 15 Jan 2021
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An Egyptian text, the Ebers Papyrus, refers to diseases of the teeth

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Dental History – 2600BC

Posted by The Wisdom Tooth on 15 Jul 2020
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Death of Hesy-Ra, an Egyptian scribe, often called the first “dentist.”

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Dental History – 5000BC

Posted by The Wisdom Tooth on 15 Jan 2020
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A Sumerian text of this date describes “tooth worms” as the cause of dental decay.

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