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History of Dentistry

The history of dentistry dates back to ancient times. Skulls from Egyptian people dated as far back as 2900 B.C. depict small holes created where tooth roots once were. These holes were probably created to drain abscesses. False teeth date back to 700 B.C., where the Etruscans designed them from ivory and bone and secured […]

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Flouridation May Not Do Much for Cavities

When it comes to fluoridating drinking water, Ontario and Quebec couldn’t be further apart. Ontario has the country’s highest rate of adding the tooth-enamel-strengthening chemical into municipal supplies, while Quebec has one of the lowest, with practically no one drinking fluoridated water. But surprisingly, the two provinces have very little difference in tooth-decay rates, a […]

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Rx for Using Fluoride to Prevent and Control Dental Caries in the United States

Rx for Using Fluoride to Prevent and Control Dental Caries in the United States Summary Widespread use of fluoride has been a major factor in the decline in the prevalence and severity of dental caries (i.e., tooth decay) in the United States and other economically developed countries. When used appropriately, fluoride is both safe and […]

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