Changes in Dentistry Over the Years
At Sarasota Dental Arts, we provide modern dentistry for your comfort and convenience. As your dentist in Sarasota, Dr. Aygen believes in offering our patients the very best!
But what exactly does that mean? How is modern dentistry different from the dentistry of the past?
Dentistry in the Ancient World
Dentistry goes back a long way – all the way back to 7000 BC! Sumerian texts dated 5000 BC describe tooth decay as caused by “tooth worms.” This idea stuck around until the 1700s. Works by Aristotle and Hippocrates (the “father of medicine”) described treatments for decaying teeth.
Dentistry Comes into Its Own
Dentistry became more defined and specific in the 1700s. The “Father of ...