It’s a problem as old as mankind itself—teeth lost to decay or injury. Of course, primitive man didn’t have a solution for missing teeth. As man became more technologically savvy however, he began to address this problem in ingenious ways.
As far back as Roman days, artisans would carve false teeth out of bone or ivory. Studies of ancient Roman skeletons showed that they had high rates of decay, chipping and gum disease, all of which can contribute to tooth loss. They valued white teeth, too, using urine to brighten their smiles.
Some Roman women would have their front teeth removed for cosmetic reasons, and have replacement teeth crafted out of gold. But these days, most people try to keep their teeth, both for appearance and functionality. Sometimes, a tooth can’t be saved and must be extracted to protect the health of the patient.
At StarBrite Dental, the Office of Dr. Maryam Seifi, we very much value when our patients take the time to write about their personal experience in our Rockville, MD dentist office.
Actual Patient Review
“I have been a patient of Dr. Seifi since 1996 and I have never had a dentist before that I don't mind having an appointment with. Before I looked at going to the dentist as a necessary evil. I no longer have to look at a dentist visit in that way. She has always been absolutely honest and professional with me on the health of my mouth and genuinely cares about her patients. Her staff is professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Overall this is a fantastic dentist and fantastic dental office.” ~ W.P., Rockville, MD
If you are experiencing a dental emergency or simply need to schedule an appointment for a routine exam or cleaning, please give the office a call at (301) 770-1070 .