Depending on which generation you grew up with, you may have different memories of you dental care and procedures. Some people even remember going to the dentist, only to receive gold or metallic colored fillings in their cavities. Throughout the years, dental practices have evolved significantly. Gone are the days when dentists were associated with painful drilling procedures and bright gold implants. In the twenty first century, dentists have learned and developed many revolutionary procedures and tools.
The very first known dental book in the United States was entitled ‘Little Medicinal Book for All Kinds of Diseases and Infirmities of the Teeth.’ This book was published and distributed in the early 1500’s and set the standard and groundwork for modern day dentistry. This book described procedures used to fill in cavities, as well as tooth extractions.