A dentist was earlier a practitioner of dentistry (the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of issues in oral cavity). The most trouble was in the teeth. Slowly, it has now become that a dentist basically treats issues of the teeth. Even the education of dentists nowadays basically focuses on the teeth. In France and China long years ago, dentistry was practiced by the barbers, who in addition to shaving, used to perform simple procedures in the mouth. From mid-1500, books began to appear which described dentistry. The refined education began with the Harvard dental school. While there are other tasks performed by a dentist, the highest source of income for a dentist is from the teeth or gums ‘pains’.
Effect of Cooking
Usually, man converts the food into an assimilatory form. This is achieved by breaking down, separation of un-digestible portions, and then cooking them. The process of cooking aims to convert the food into more easily digestible forms. An easily digestible food for man is also easily digestible by many other organisms. So they decay and degrade the food much faster. A study has found that the key reason for most teeth issues is the prolonged contact between cooked food and teeth. Any food particle, which stays in contact with the teeth, starts breeding microorganisms which feed on the food and also start attacking the teeth. Teeth are also a living tissue. While some of the issues which occur on man’s teeth also are known among animals, the predominantly high issue of teeth decay and pain is attributable to the practice of man to cook the food. In fact, man’s pets which have started living on cooked food have some of the issues earlier not known among animals. Most raw food gets attacked much more slowly than the cooked food. So even if animals have issues of food sticking to their teeth, they are able to get rid of the food before they degrade the teeth. Some animals have also evolved by changing their teeth more often. The incidents of food remaining stuck for prolonged periods happen in the molars much more than other teeth.
Molars and the Front Teeth
There are some other major changes which have happened in man’s habits and implements available to him which have changed the dentist’s role. The introduction of more effective toothpastes and the general improvement in cleaning standards of man has led to change in the type of damages reaching the dentist. As per a study, the extent of damage has shifted to the molars. The issues related to incisors and canine have reduced. The damage levels in molars have not improved. This means it is more likely that a dentist today has more procedures in molars than in other teeth compared to a dentist of yester years. This could be on account of the fact that man has begun to clean the incisor and canine teeth better than before as he has better cleaning implements. The molars are maintained by the discerning persons only. A certain lack of carelessness by some is leading to issues in molars caused by improper cleaning.
The issue of food getting stuck is more likely to happen to the molars than the easily accessible incisors or canine teeth. Man is more likely to remove the stuck food on the front teeth than if it is on the molars. Also, the tolerance levels have changed. Man is less tolerant to pain and discomfort than before. That has retained the role of dentists at the same level as before while the damage is now much less than before.
Dennis Beard is your dental hygiene expert who compares the scene of sustaining healthy teeth and gums with the earlier time. Also, he emphasizes the role of a dentist these days which is more refined than before.