People and animals have had the need for tooth repair since the beginning of mankind, explains Jay M. Marks, DMD. Prehistoric men and women and children have always occasionally had problems with their gums - periodontal disease; cavities -needing fillings to repair; replacement of lost teeth- by bridges or dentures, or implants; saving of teeth- by root canal treatment; straightening of crooked teeth by orthodontics, etc.
But original dentists were actually practitioners of other arts, such as black smiths, or barbers. It is documented that the teeth of our ancestors were healthier than ours. Did these barbers and Black Smiths invent a new profession (Dentistry) just to make more money? Is that why our teeth are not as healthy as our ancestors? Could there be another reason for our unhealthier dental condition in the present day? FINISH -->