You asked: What are soldiers teeth?

The BDA Museum has several sets of ‘Waterloo’ teeth in its collection – some of these are teeth taken from dead soldiers after the Battle of Waterloo, which were made into dentures. ​ Replacement teeth were traditionally made from ivory (hippopotamus, walrus or elephant). Did they use dead soldiers teeth? In 1815, dentistry as we …

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How do you tell if it’s a toothache or TMJ?

Some pain radiates upward, which may cause pain in the head, ear, eyes, etc. However, when the pain radiates downward, it can cause pain near your teeth. Pain from TMJ can be dull, sharp, searing, sporadic, constant, etc. Is it TMJ or tooth infection? If you have a tooth abscess near the TMJ, it may …

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Why is my wisdom tooth pain worse at night?

The main reason why toothaches are more painful at night is our sleeping position. Laying down causes more blood rush to our heads, putting extra pressure on sensitive areas, such as our mouths. We don’t feel that throbbing sensation as much during the day because we’re mostly standing or sitting. How can I stop wisdom …

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Can u tell if someone is wearing dentures?

You have to make sure that the dentist will make the color or the look of the denture seem as natural as possible. You can check your smile and see if your teeth would look natural or if they would seem too perfect and not believable. Will people know you have dentures? Myth #3: Everyone …

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What term is used for the front teeth?

The incisors are the eight teeth that are most visible in the front of the mouth. There are eight incisors in total, four on the top and four on the bottom. These are often called your front teeth. What are the terms for the front teeth and for the back teeth? The front teeth between …

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What a dental assistant needs to know?

The dental assistant must have good conflict resolution and mediation skills which comes in handy when patients are in extreme pain or mental stress. Interpersonal skills start with good communication skills including verbal communication, non-verbal communication and listening skills (Skill #2). What skills are required for a dental assistant? Here are some of the skills …

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Does dental insurance cover teeth whitening?

Most dental insurance policies do not cover any costs for cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening, tooth shaping, veneers, and gum contouring. Because these procedures are intended to simply improve the look of your teeth, they are not considered medically necessary and must be paid for entirely by the patient. How much does it usually …

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Frequent question: What did the first dentures look like?

The earliest known dentures consisted of human or animal teeth tied together with wires. Examples of such dentures have been found in Egyptian and Mexican archeological sites. Other ancient peoples use carved stones and shells to replace lost teeth. These early dentures were probably made for cosmetic purposes. What were early dentures made of? Dentures, …

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