The Dental Register Volume 22

The Dental Register Volume 22

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... needs polishing sometimes, and the powder must be used, with a." stick of red cedar, orange or hickory wood, about three inches long, wedge shaped, and about one-eighth to one-quarter inch wide." This writer also lays down a rule that the dentifrice should be used not oftener than three times in a month. This is impolitic. Men and women ar naturallylazy, and exceptions but prove the rule. When they are sick they have to be coaxed and wheedled into doing what their common sense should teach them they should not hesitate at a moment. Many of the external applications in the shape of liniments, ointments and washes for the relief of pains in the limbs, have little etficacy in themselves. But they are prescribed with the advice that they must be well rubbed in with the hand or a woolen cloth. It is the friction that is effective in giving relief, and the kind hearted physician has had recourse to a ruse to induce the sufferer to do what. were be acquainted with the real state of the case, he would probably neglect. With nothing are people more neglectful than with their teeth, and like the physician, the kind-hearted Dentist must have recourse to a ruse. The patient must be advised to use, perhaps, a little prepared chalk, at least three times a week, and it must be well rubbed on with a brush, and plenty of water must be used. But it is on the formula of_ a dentifrice that there is such adiversity of opinion. Castile soap alone is strongly recommended by some, while others, with more reason, recommend it in connection with prepared chalk and some other ingredients of a tonic"nature. Nearly every Dentist, however, has his favorite "powder," and, as in most cases, it is compounded by himself, it is not surprising...
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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236947355
  • 9781236947352