Dental Teeth Cleaning Has Come a Long Way Since Ancient Egypt

Dental Teeth Cleaning Has Come a Long Way Since Ancient Egypt Blog General & Preventive Dentistry

It may be cool to walk like one, but what about when it comes to dental teeth cleaning like an Egyptian? Did you know that primitive Egyptians constructed makeshift toothbrushes out of split twigs? Several other cultures have used other “resourceful” items, including herbs and ox hooves in the hopes of maintaining some semblance of clean teeth. Today, modern dentistry has afforded us many luxuries to help us keep our teeth in tip-top condition, without so much as a branch or hoof.

Thank Your Pearly Whites for Modern Day Dental Teeth Cleaning!

According to an article featured in the Washington Post, the first toothbrush was conceptualized in an England prison (by a prisoner) out of a small bone and pig bristles in the mid 1700s. Even prior to this, according to National Geographic, ancient Sudanese cultures used the purple nutsedge weed in dental teeth cleaning practices. While purple nutsedge contains antibacterial properties that could indeed keep ancient teeth in good shape, the bitter weed is not known for its taste … which is reportedly quite potent and unpleasant.

It’s not uncommon for modern day dental patients to experience some level of reservation toward the prospect of a visit to the dentist—even for a dental teeth cleaning. In comparison to the aforementioned dental cleanings, however, it kind of makes going to the modern-day dentist a cake walk!

Today’s Teeth Cleaning Experience

In time, as with most medical advancements, a greater understanding has led to more innovative approaches in dentistry. At Limestone Dental Associates, we take great pride in offering our patients the most up-to-date experiences in dental teeth cleaning and general dentistry services. We are dedicated to the incorporation of the most modern dental technology and practices.

Dental Teeth Cleaning Has Come a Long Way Since Ancient Egypt Blog General & Preventive Dentistry

We look at dental teeth cleaning holistically, providing comprehensive exams to include:

  • Utilization of the Cavitron cleaning system complete with gentle, oscillating sound waves to remove tartar through sound wave vibration
  • Removal of old stains and debris, and full attention to the cleaning of the gum line
  • Application of the Prophy-Jet ultra-mild air-polishing system
  • Thorough exam for potential tooth decay, cavities and gum disease
  • In-Depth oral cancer screening
  • Digital x-rays (as needed)

Our patients also enjoy the added benefit of over four decades of experience shared by our dentists, Dr. David Nibouar and Dr. Matt Baran. There is no question our resident dentists and staff aren’t happy to answer, even if it’s about homecare best toothbrushing practices.

In tandem with the American Dental Association, we recommend that all our dental patients schedule dental teeth cleanings every six months to ensure optimum oral hygiene and overall health.

We also offer a number of other modern dental services, including:

  • Family Dentistry
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Orthodontics

Whatever dental needs you and your family require, we likely accommodate them all (with no twigs involved!). If you’re looking for a new dental home, click here to help us get to know more about you or call us any time to speak with one of our professional, friendly and knowledgeable staff members: 302-239-0502.

Thank you all for being so kind and caring as Dr. Nibouar is treating me. I know it will be a long road and it is comforting to know you all care. Thank you for always taking my calls – returning my calls – weekends too!!

- Anne F.