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Bow Drill (7000 BC)  The earliest known dental drills originated around 9,000 years ago in the Indus Valley area of present-day India and Pakistan. Dental bow drills were constructed much like bow drills used to create fire -- with a stringed wooden bow tied to a rotating spindle -- except that instead of using friction to make a fire, the spindle was used as a drill, with a flint head made to penetrate teeth. (The pictured example is an Eskimo drill from the early 20th century.)

Dental fun with bow drills! Ever made a fire with a bow drill? Imagine that on your teeth! While the second image is an century Inuit tool, ancient tools and texts found in the Indus Valley.

Woodrow Wilson was president of the United States from 1913 to 1921. He kept America out of WWI until 1917, one year before it ended. He was a Democrat but was, "deeply racist in his thoughts and politics." "His administration racially segregated federal employees and the Navy." (Kim & Hana)

This photo is of President Wilson on the day of his 1913 inauguration showing poor status of his teeth. Poor dental health increases one's risk of atherosclerotic disease.This contributed to Wilson's stroke. Your oral health can effect your entire body!

Apothecary jar for Leeches

It does not get much more awesome than this giant apothecary jar for LEECHES! - no label but need to make a leeches jar!

A pair of late 18th century French dental forceps for molar extractions. The unusual feature is the screw mechanism fixed to the inside of the handles which prevents the forceps closing beyond a given point and avoids fracturing the tooth.

☤ MD ☞☆☆☆ A pair of late century French dental forceps for molar extractions. The unusual feature is the screw mechanism fixed to the inside of the handles which prevents the forceps closing beyond a given point and avoids fracturing the tooth.

Tonsil Guillotine (1860s)  This method of removing tonsils worked much like a traditional guillotine, slicing off the infected tonsils. This "double guillotine" design meant that both tonsils could be removed at the same time. Tonsil guillotines were replaced by forceps and scalpels in the early 20th century due to the high rate of hemorrhaging and the imprecise nature of the device, which often left tonsil remnants in the mouth.

Tonsil Guillotine To remove tonsils, this tool was used. It’s like a small guillotine. The blades would slice off the infected tonsils, but would often cause hemorrhaging and would leave tonsil remnants in the throat.

old dental instruments

13 Creepy Old School Dental Instruments

Finger-Rotated Dental Drill (1870s) This unusual six-inch-long drill was attached to a thimble that held it in place while the spindle was rotated by the dentist's finger at a rate much slower than other dental drills of the era, which used bow action, hand cranks, foot pedals and ultimately, electricity

Creepy old school dental tools and antique instruments

Etruscan Dentistry, image taken from i fuckin love archaeology's page on Facebook http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/304146_410409139040815_1024068672_n.jpg

‘Waterloo Teeth,’ as they were known, referred to any teeth stolen from the mouths of dead soldiers in the century.then sold to dentists and surgeons for a very high premium.

Ivory dentures with human teeth

Ivory dentures with human teeth - Stock Image

Baby's First Teeth

Baby's First Teeth

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