What makes our office
Review Apple Tree Dental
(208) 359-1500
Rexburg, ID
 Back to All Articles
General Dentistry

The Historical Facts of Dentistry

October 10, 2022

Thanks to modern technology, dentistry is relatively painless and has been made much easier for the dentist and patient alike. We can use x-rays, we can replace rotten teeth, use safe numbing creams, and the list goes on! Let’s take a trip back in time to see just how far modern dentistry has come with these fun facts!

Many dental tools were inefficient, and caused patients to experience quite a bit of pain. Drills used foot pedals in order to get them to rotate, and pain was a normal part of the process when visiting a dentist. Thankfully, modern dentistry is all about comfort, and we have so many more tools for prevention. Before the invention of the toothbrush, it was recommended that people simply rub their gums and teeth each day with their fingers in order to keep good oral health. 

After so many years of studying, dentists have come a long way! At Apple Tree Dental, we are continuously studying, and updating our methods to keep up with the ever-evolving world of dentistry. When looking for a dentist, it’s important to find a dental practice that can guarantee current methods and is well-versed in whatever dental needs you may have. Apple Tree Dental is here to solve all your dental needs and wants, whether you have a dental emergency or are looking for cosmetic dentistry. Contact Apple Tree Dental to find a dentist who values your smile just as much as you do!