1. Ancient dentists believed cavities were caused by "tooth worms" burrowing into the teeth.
2. Ancient Mayan dentists could give you grills to rival a rap star.
3. If you lived in ancient Rome, you might get your toothache treated with a mixture of crushed earthworms and spider eggs.
4. The ancient Egyptians pioneered false teeth.
5. But they would also try to cure toothaches by strapping half of a dead mouse to your tooth…
6. An ancient Greek cure for bad breath was actually worse than bad breath:
7. Toothache in the 12th century was often "cured" by cauterisation.
8. If you lived in the 14th century, you'd have your tooth pulled by one of these:
9. Don't worry, the dental pelican was eventually replaced by this:
10. Up until the 18th century, it was thought that you could cure toothache by mutilating your ears.
11. Dentistry was saved in 1728 by Pierre Fauchard…
12. Realistic false teeth became popular in the 19th century.
13. Dentures made from teeth stolen from dead soldiers were seen as patriotic.
14. Wooden or bone teeth weren't much of a better option.
15. But there was always donkey teeth.
16. Dentists weren't commonly registered before the late 19th century, when the UK Royal Dentist Act was passed and the British Dental Association formed.
17. Dentures were used as a dowry as late as the 20th century.
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