If you are like most people, you probably take cosmetic dentistry for granted. After all, those porcelain veneers you just had placed look pretty good, but what would they look like if you were from Ancient Rome. Would your tooth replacements be anything near what was used by the Greeks or the Mayans?
According to your cosmetic dentist in Laguna Niguel, cosmetic dentistry has changed from what would be considered barbaric to natural and healthy. Replacing missing teeth from a day old body or an animal can’t be considered healthy, but that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Ancient Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
Your toothbrush and toothpaste would have been considered a luxury or something from the future. Romans and Greeks brushed their teeth with a paste made from Urine and ground up shells. Other civilizations brushed with acid to help whiten teeth. Obviously, this practice did not last long as people started to lose their teeth.
Some tribes still use sticks to brush their teeth today. This was common among people in the 5th and 6th century.
Cosmetic Dentistry Bling Bling
The Mayans were quite skilled at cosmetic dentistry. Early skulls from Mayan excavations show skulls that have dental work much like a bridge tying the teeth together. The Mayans were also big on embellishment.
Both men and women were fond of precious gems in the fronts of their teeth. Using a carefully placed drill the Mayan dentist would drill a space for a semi precious stone such as jade or lapis. Gold fillings have also been found in Mayan Skulls.
Thankfully, your dentist in Orange is up on the latest cosmetic dentistry procedures. From porcelain veneers to clear braces, cosmetic dental crowns, and dental implants, you can have the smile of your dreams without sacrificing your health.