A Pictorial History of Dentistry

We've been trying to preserve, repair, or remove our teeth for thousands of years. From the manual bow drill to modern veneers, this post shows how far we have come in the quest for good, or at least functional, teeth. There are no drill sounds, but some pictures may make someone with dental sensitivity uncomfortable. In other words, they may set your teeth on edge. Link -via mental_floss

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i remember as a little kid the dentist had one of those old fashioned drills that ran using a pulley system...the pulley went up through this multi-jointed arm and down to a motor that ran it all..it was way slower than a modern drill. the dentist had tied bits of cloth on the pulley and they would fly around when he ran it...he would tell me they were rabbits and to watch them go round as a distraction...i guess it worked seeing as that's what i remember and not the pain from the drill
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