A Brief History of Oral Hygiene

We have often forgotten about serious issues that can arise through oral hygiene. But it is one of the important parts where our focus should never be lessening. Ignoring the oral cavity and its hygiene sometimes makes you ill than never before.

Dentists and dental associations have always worked hard to provide the best solutions for oral hygiene. There was a time when people were not having ample choice for variety of tooth pastes and variety of tooth brushes. There were no flavored tooth pastes or the tooth brushes with zigzag bristles or even electric tooth brushes. No doubt the veterans have their own remedy to clean up the oral cavity in variety of natural ways.

This article will lead you to the information of products related to oral cavity.

The variation in toothpaste with the change of times

The advent of flavored tooth paste has been a great journey of advancement. The first ever toothpaste has been establish in the 4th century according to the historian. Egyptians has always been innovative with natural ingredients. They are the ones to make the first ever toothpaste by making the mixture of salt, pepper, iris flower and mint leaves. That paste has been used for long as toothpaste to clean the oral cavity. But the advancements have laid basis in many other communities like Greeks and Romans. They used to make mixture with crushed bones, shells of oyster and many other things. Chinese has never been at the back. They have used the mints, salt and roots of different plants like Ginseng. Once upon a time the urine was also famous ingredient in toothpaste formulation.

Urine in toothpaste ingredient, it is definitely an ingredient that is controversial. The veterans used to have different style of living, the food was healthy and nothing was formulated and the toothpaste was naturally created. That’s why the analysis of their teeth show less tooth decay problem. At that time people were not having any kind of doctors, most health issues were taken care of naturally. The tooth pain or any problem related to tooth was having only one remedy and that was extraction only.

Advancement of the world

The world is advancing day by day. In the same way, the products have been designed to cater the needs of people today. Now we have toothpastes that have fluoride in them to help retain the health of the tooth to avoid extraction to the maximum. If we talk about the development of toothpaste, then we must know that the first toothpaste was developed on the year 1850 in a jar. Soon the business communities have started influencing the industry and Colgate started the production on toothpaste in the year 1873. The year 1890 was the year in which most of the development regarding the tube for the toothpaste has happened.

The variations related to toothbrush with time

The formation of toothbrush has a long history where in 3500 BC Babylonia where the barks of the tree with frayed ends were used to clean the teeth. China has always set an example for the rest of the world for the advancement. In 1400 China was the one to introduce the tooth brush that has bristles made up of hog hairs on one side attached on the bamboo stick.

The advancement has been done time to time and finally in 1938 the brush with Nylon bristles have introduced by Dupont. Switzerland has never been standing behind and watching the show of advancement. The year 1954 was the remarkable advancement for Switzerland where they have successfully designed the electric toothbrush.

 

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