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From Egg Shells & Oxen Hooves: Brush Up on Toothpaste History

July 19, 2011

Filed under: Dental Care — admin @ 9:41 am

Here is a quick history of toothpaste! 

  • In 5,000 B.C, our ancestors smeared the ash of egg shells and oxen hooves onto their teeth. Talk about unsanitary ingredients!
  • By the late 1800’s, the first collapsible tube toothpastes came onto the market. These were little more than a non-abrasive paste in a tin or lead tube.
  • Several thousand years later, toothpastes come in a variety of flavors, colors, viscosity and have scientifically-proven health benefits.

Our Hygienist, Yee Fong, uses Crest Whitening toothpaste and flosses with any floss she can find that’s inexpensive. She also rinses with ACT Fluoride mouth rinse every night before bed.

According to Yee, any toothpaste that’s approved by the ADA (American Dental Association) is good, unless you have cold sensitivity or more susceptible to decay, we can prescribe a prescription-strength toothpaste for you!

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