The world’s oldest known formula for toothpaste, used more than 1,500 years before Colgate began marketing in 1873, was discovered on a piece of dusty papyrus in t
Weird Dental Facts
The Greek physician Hippocrates (400 BC) suggested a toothpaste made from three mice and the head of a hare to cure toothache.
Lippia dulcis is a Mexican plant that is 1,000 times sweeter than table sugar but doesn’t cause tooth decay and could ultimately serve as a low calorie sweetener.
You should replace your toothbrush after you have an episode of the flu, a cold or other viral infections. Microbes can persist among the toothbrush bristles leading to
The first toothbrush with bristles was manufactured in China in 1498. Bristles from hogs, horses and badgers were used.
People who drink 3 or more glasses of soda/pop daily have 62% more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than those who abstain from these sugary drinks.
Don’t store your toothbrush within 6 feet of a toilet. Airborne particles from a flush can travel that distance.
Aztec dentists would mix iron filings, water and navel lint – then bake the mixture in a kiln to create a powerful magnetic dental bonding agent.
William F. Semple, a dentist from Mount Vernon, OH was issued the first patent in 1869 for chewing gum.