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    Why the caveman might have hated going to the dentist even more than us

    Visits to the dentist are not usually pleasant, unless your dentist uses laser technology, dental treatment can be a miserable experience. At least, nowadays, dental clinics have relaxing music playing in the background, soothing art on the walls, friendly PR and enough light to make sure that the dentist doesn’t pull the wrong tooth. Here’s how cavemen protected their smile.

    Key takeaways

    – According to scientists, a 13000-year-old tooth was discovered in Italy, proving that cavemen practised some kind of dentistry.

    – Judging from the tar, plant fibers and hair that was found in the tooth, the caveman was using rather uncomfortable methods of teeth treatment.

    – There was no electricity, meaning the fear of the dentist digging into or pulling the wrong tooth was much greater than today.

    Nowadays, dentists can offer painless treatment, meaning you can go for more checkups!

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.