Weird Dental Facts
In 1845 the American Society of Dental Surgeons banned the use of mercury fillings because of health concerns.*
The ancient Chinese wrapped tiny pieces of parchment around painful teeth, all of which contained written prayers and incantations.
In Roman times, the ancient Gauls, as well as other people, used urine (which contained urea) as a mouth rinse in order to whiten their teeth.
A third of the population squeeze their toothpaste tube from the middle. . . which thoroughly annoys the rest of the population.
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
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