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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 the basement of a Viennese museum.


Powder for White and Perfect Teeth

Crush and combine:

• One drachma* of rock salt

• Two drachmas of mint,

• One drachma of dried iris flower

• 20 grains of pepper

Mix with saliva in the mouth to form a “clean tooth paste.”

(*) Drachma: Among the ancient Greeks, a weight of about 66.5 grains; among the modern Greeks, a weight equal to a gram.  Also a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains.