Weird Dental Facts
Reportedy, in the middle ages, people believed that dog’s teeth boiled in wine made an excellent mouth rinse for tooth decay prevention.
You may remember Doc Holliday for his friendship with Wyatt Earp and their famous gunfight at the O.K.
In 1845 the American Society of Dental Surgeons banned the use of mercury fillings because of health concerns.*
The ancient Chinese wrapped tiny pieces of parchment around painful teeth, all of which contained written prayers and incantations.
In Roman times, the ancient Gauls, as well as other people, used urine (which contained urea) as a mouth rinse in order to whiten their teeth.