There are some very interesting dental facts that you may not be aware of, but may find intriguing. In 1780, the first mass produced toothbrush was designed by an English prisoner. He drilled holes into a cattle bone, tied boar bristles in bunches, passed them through the holes and then glued them in place. Pretty inventive! The first nylon bristled tothbrush with a plastic handle was invented in 1938 and probably proved more sanitary than bones and boar bristles.
Toothpastes and tooth powders came into use during the 19th century; however, the early Greeks and Romans used crushed boned and shells as abrasive ingredients in tooth cleaning substances.
About 85% of people with persistent halitosis, or bad breath, have a dental condition that causes this problem. Many others are looking for ways to replace missing teeth. One of the most popular ways to replace those missing teeth is all on 4 dental implants.
Let us take a look at how the all on 4 dental implants procedure works. Tiny posts made of titanium are placed or drilled into the jawbone of the patients. The all on 4 dental implants is a good alternative to regular implants for those people who have significant bone loss in their jaws. Once the jawbone has healed around the all on 4 dental implants, a set of artificial teeth are secured on to the implants.
All on 4 dental implants can be used to replace traditional dentures and will provide a more natural look. Additionallly, these all on 4 dental implants have a very high rate of success and can last a lifetime. You will have to take care of those implants through regular dental hygiene.
If you are interested in all on 4 dental implants or some other cosmetic dental procedures, you should consult with a cosmetic dentist from a dental practice. He or she can do an exam and then discuss the options that will work best for your needs. He can also explain the all on 4 dental implants procedure in more detail, as well as dental implant costs.