Dentistry in its singular form runs back to the B.S.’s where around the 7000 B.C. in the Indus valley civilization, the Sumerian started mentioning worms as a matter that caused tooth decay. Even though afterwards, many civilizations were interested in dentistry, a proper book on the subject was written in 1530 which was based on the oral problems of kids and young adults.
But, it is common knowledge on how to properly take care of the teeth wasn’t available until in 1723, the father of modern dentistry, Pierre Fauchard released a book on the routine health care of the oral side. It was named as the surgeon dentist: a treatise on teeth, and became very popular as it was the first of its kind and was used for several years afterwards. This book still believed that tooth decay was caused by worms and the popular knowledge is still evident among the lesser educated and under-developed countries in the world. Truly it is the bacteria which get collected around your teeth which do the damage to your teeth.
Over the years the oral care and dentistry have developed immensely with massive credit to the development of technology and the introduction of machinery and equipment after the industrial revolution that led to the ease of work done by the human kind. This is what eventually led to complex procedures today like a expert dentist in Singapore.
Although there were more established professions dentistry was never considered one, until in 1840, the first dental college was opened which indirectly led to the formation of the ADA (American Dental Association) which to date contributes to many oral care practices around the world.
Even after a dental unit was established in the Harvard university, it was known that the Americans were not adopting a proper daily oral care routine and did not consider brushing their teeth of essential need. This later led to many complications as most men were addicted to pipe-smoking and the carbon gets deposited on the teeth leading to tooth decay as they were no regularly cleaned.
After Ms Marie Curie found about the X-ray it became evident around the year of 1896 that the tooth too can be x-rayed and that led to many surgical procedures becoming possible because sections inside the teeth could be observed and treated accordingly.
With the industrial era slowly coming to an end and started merging with the 1900’s people became more and more concerned about their teeth in overall and dental health became one of the most discussed topics in the world. People started trial on tooth implant and other surgical processes that were considered difficult at that time but is easily performed today.
It is of sure fact that the dentistry had a slow growth when compared to other health and doctoral studies but nonetheless still continues to be of great importance.