Cosmetic dentistry has become very popular and mainstream in recent years. With all of the various ways to get a sparkling Hollywood smile that are available today, it is hard to believe that over two thousand years ago another culture was performing cosmetic procedures.
The Mayan culture was extremely sophisticated, with it’s own written language, history and traditions. The peak of the Mayan culture was 300-900 AD. This is when historians began to see the first cosmetic dentistry performed. Naturally the Mayans did not have the technology to do the procedures that would normally come to mind, such as bleaching and porcelain veneers. Instead, they would prepare the teeth and cement on natural materials such as turquoise, quartz, jadeite, iron pyrites, and hematite. They used some methods similar to what dentist today use to place veneers, but they did all of their procedures without any local anesthesia or modern instruments. Ouch! At least today our number one concern is your safety and comfort. So, why not take advantage of this and come in for your Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation.