Dental History Legends and Misconceptions | Dentist Glen Waverley

Dental History, Legends & Misconceptions

Cultural Anthropologists and Archeologists are agreed that as long as humans have existed, dental issues have existed alongside them. Modern dentistry, as practiced by EK Dental Surgery, is now well researched, safe, and effective.

This is a change from history, in which dentistry was based on old wives’ tales, folklore, and a large amount of guesswork. Across the time dentistry has evolved it has also resulted in lengthy list of interesting achievements, odd accomplishments, and funny facts.

At EK Dental Surgery we’re taking time in this post to step back from the important work of keeping your oral health at tiptop levels to share some of the unusual and interesting aspects of dentistry, both through history and today. So, let’s take a look at some dental history.