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The History of Dentistry

At Klement Family Dental, we’re all about sharing the joy of healthy smiles! Let’s embark on an exciting adventure, tracing the vibrant history of dentistry – a journey filled with warmth, innovation, and an abundance of reasons to keep smiling.

Ancient Beginnings:

Ancient civilizations like the Egyptians and Greeks treated their smiles with nature’s magic, concocting toothpaste from crushed herbs and minerals. It’s a testament to the timeless pursuit of a dazzling smile, and we’re thrilled to carry the tradition of healthy mouths forward at Klement Family Dental.

Middle Ages:

In the Middle Ages, barber-surgeons were established and played a dual role in hairstyling and dental care. Thankfully, we’ve come a long way from those adventurous times!

18th and 19th Centuries:

The 18th century brought us the “Father of Modern Dentistry,” Pierre Fauchard, whose revolutionary ideas paved the way for dental prosthetics. The 19th century saw the birth of the first dental college in the United States, setting the stage for dentistry to bloom into the respected profession it is today.

20th Century:

Enter the 20th century, a period of dazzling breakthroughs! Fluoride made its grand entrance to prevent tooth decay, local anesthesia turned dental procedures into painless experiences, and X-rays transformed diagnostics. 

Contemporary Dentistry:

Now, let’s turn our attention to the star of the show – contemporary dentistry at Klement Family Dental. We’re not just about check-ups and cleanings; we’re diving into a sea of advanced technology and patient-centric care.

Digital X-rays are like magic glasses, giving us a super-clear view of your oral health. Cosmetic dentistry at Klement Family Dental isn’t just about looking good; it’s about feeling fantastic. From teeth whitening and porcelain veneers to full and partial dentures, we’re here every step of the way to the bright and healthy smile you desire and deserve!

Lastly, let’s not forget the showstopper – dental implants! These marvels of modern dentistry fit seamlessly and restore your smile to its full glory. At Klement Family Dental, we’re thrilled to offer you the latest in dental innovations, ensuring your journey to a beautiful smile is as joyful as possible.

Are you ready to let your smile dance through the ages with a helpful touch from Klement Family Dental? Contact us today to schedule your consultation. With two fabulous locations – St. Petersburg (Ph: 727-498-1959) and Old Northeast (Ph: 727-339-5833) – together, we’ll create a healthy smile that lights up every room!