Spotlight on Dentistry in the Renaissance Period

dental history

If you’re interested in general dentistry or cosmetic dentistry, you may enjoy learning about how dentists operated in the Renaissance period. The Renaissance period saw some important advances in dentistry, particularly in treating patients with missing teeth, damaged teeth, and crooked teeth.

The first dentists who practiced during the Renaissance were not very skilled at preventative dentistry or saving teeth from disease. Instead, they would simply extract a problem tooth using very primitive anesthesia. People who lived during this period were concerned with the appearance of their teeth, and would clean their teeth and mouth using powdered mint and salt scrubs. They even practiced teeth whitening procedures using charcoal and alum.

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