A History of Dental Products From the Toothbrush to Today Toothbrush History

It is utilized in fluoride compounds and in water to prevent tooth cavities. Dentists were also required to provide fluoridated dentifrice to their patients and to offer fluoride ion treatment to them. The ADA recommended that all states adopt legislation requiring that dentists prescribe fluoride treatment and provide fluoridated drinking water. Numerous communities had enacted such law by 1954. The ADA also encouraged the creation of fluoride ion toothpastes , with the claim of effectiveness to stop tooth decay.

The ADA has promoted the fluoride ion for teeth-decay prevention. The organization was aware that, if they also promoted the fluoride ion that is present in toothpaste, then the ADA was more likely to change the taste of people who use toothpaste. Through the promotion “Fluoridation is Safe”, fluoride toothpaste was marketed by the ADA to reduce the problem of fluoridation in water for communities. The fluoride toothpaste campaign of the ADA’s efforts were successful. In 1949, the American Dental Association raised fluoride toothpaste up to third in 1949. It was a step behind non-fluoridated as well as fluoridated ones. The reason for this was two principal arguments. First, the claim that those who use fluoride toothpaste would have fewer cavities. In addition, fluoride can strengthen enamel by preventing erosion.

Dr. Horace Wells

Connecticut dentist who was the first to pioneer the application of Nitrous Oxide (NO) to treat pain in dental procedures. Wells was born 1869 and was dental practitioner in Northampton, Connecticut. He received his degree in the University of Hartford in 1894 as well as receiving his dental certificate from the same college in 1896. In 1895, he relocated to Hartford where he opened his own dental practice. He formed his own partnership with William Crawford. The partnership was formed in the latter half of 18