Cleaning teeth through the ages
Discover a quick history of how humans through history kept their teeth clean!
Directly below you will find a video of Dr. Halim Sbenati discussing the topic.
Find out the creative ways our ancestors kept their teeth clean!
It was common through history to utilize much more of the animal than we do today. This could mean using feathers, quills and even small bones as toothpicks!
Similarly to chew sticks, hog hair was used as one of the first toothbrushes that resembles what we have today. They can be traced back to the Tang dynasty in China nearly 1400 years ago!
Many cultures attempted to whiten their teeth. The Egyptians developed a powder from crushed eggshells to the ashes of ox hooves (crazy right?). Not until the Greeks and Romans came along did any sense of real whitening occur. They updated these ancient recipes with oyster shells!
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