at 8401 NE Halsey St Suite 102, Portland, 97220 United States
Emergency Dentist in Portland Oregon
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The Dentist The earliest known dentist was Hesi-Re, an Egyptian “doctor of the tooth,” who lived around 3000 B.C. From the 5th to the 15th century A.D., dentistry was practiced by “barber-surgeons,” who performed a variety of services, including cutting hair and extracting teeth. In 1846, Dr. William Morton, a dentist born in Charlton, Massachusetts, demonstrated the first use of ether during a surgical procedure at Massachusetts General Hospital, ending the pain that had been associated with surgery.
Flossing People have been cleaning between their teeth for more than 5,000 years. As early as 3500 B.C., the ancient Babylonians used toothpicks to remove food particles from their teeth. Dental floss was invented in 1840 by Dr. Levi Parmly, a dentist from New Orleans. Dr. Parmly recommended that patients use a waxed, silken thread passed between their teeth to dislodge food particles that toothbrushes could not reach.
Toothpaste Like toothbrushes, compounds for cleaning teeth and freshening breath have been used since ancient times. Early Egyptians, Chinese, Greek, and Roman writings describe different mixtures for toothpastes and powders. The more tasty ingredients used back then included powdered fruit, honey, and dried flowers. The less appetizing ingredients included mice and lizard livers! Modern toothpastes began to appear in the 1800s. A dentist named Dr. Peabody was the first person to suggest adding soap to toothpaste. Fluoride was first added to toothpaste in 1956.
The Toothbrush During the Middle Ages, wealthy Europeans used twigs made out of sweet-smelling wood to clean their teeth. In 1498, the Emperor of China implanted hog bristles in a bone handle. This style of hogtoothbrush became popular throughout Asia and Europe. However, because of the cost of hog bristles, poor people could not afford individual toothbrushes, so a whole family would share the same toothbrush. Believe it or not, most Americans didn't brush their teeth until soldiers brought the Army's enforced brushing habit back home from World War II. The first real electric toothbrush was developed in Switzerland in 1939.
Stop Thumb Sucking-Dental Tips For Kids Continuous thumb sucking in a child past toddler-hood is a significant cause of dental problems. It can cause the top row of teeth to move forward permanently. To help prevent the need for braces and other orthodontic procedures later on, stop thumb sucking as soon as possible. Thumb sucking gives your child pleasure and is comfortable. So you have to make the thumb gross to your child. For instance, you can wrap the child's thumb with a band aid that has a dab of vinegar or horseradish on the pad.
Dental Visits-Dental Tips For Kids The earlier you start your child's routine of going to the dentist, the more likely he will be to continue the habit into adulthood. The first dentist visit should be at the age of 1. Take your child at least twice per year for checkups; more frequently if she is having problems with her teeth. Also, if the parent is afraid of going to the dentist, this could cause the child to have a negative opinion of going as well. So seek counseling to get over your own fear and make an appointment for yourself and your child.
Incentives-Dental Tips for Kids Reward your child when she does things that will contribute to her overall dental health. For instance, if she flosses, brushes her teeth for the full three minutes every morning and night for a week, and eats a carrot instead of a lollipop, reward her with a gift or just give plenty of positive reinforcement. After a while, the child's commitment to dental care will likely become a matter of habit, even after the incentives are no longer there.
Toothbrush Timer-Dental Tips for Kids It takes about two or three minutes to thoroughly brush your teeth. Buy your child a toothbrush that comes equipped with a timer to assure that she is brushing for more than just a few seconds (see "Resources" for an example). You can also use the timer as a way to gauge whether your child is brushing for the full amount of time.
HOW DO I REMOVE AN OBJECT CAUGHT BETWEEN MY TEETH? If you should get a piece of food or any object wedged between your teeth, the first remedy is to try to gently remove the object with dental floss. Never use anything sharp like a pin to dislodge the stuck object as they may cut your gums or damage your tooth. If it can’t be removed by dental floss, contact your dentist for advice or to schedule an appointment.