Dentistry is a branch of medicine specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the teeth and gums, as well as ailments of the oral cavity and maxillofacial area. It plays a vital role in health care. … More The Evolution of Dentistry
February 9th marks Toothache Day, a day to celebrate… toothaches? Toothache Day is a reminder to all to see the dentist regularly. And count your blessings that you aren’t suffering from a toothache in the Ancient or Medieval Worlds! … More Grin and Bear It: Toothache Day and Why It Was Best to Avoid the Dentist in the Ancient World
Our teeth are an essential part of our daily lives – we use them to do things like eat and form our words. How healthy are your teeth? … More Collections Corner: May I Pre-chew that for you, Sir?
Have you ever thought about where dentures come from? Archaeologists have found evidence of denture use dating back to 700 BCE. The best dentures available in Europe before the late 19th century had a carved base and molars of ivory with real human incisors and cuspids. … More Collections Corner: Waterloo Teeth