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Dental Armamentarium Has Not Changed Dramatically Since Ancient Times


The History Channel recently published an overview of oral hygiene tools throughout the ages and, surprisingly, many of them are easily recognizable today. While the toothbrush was invented in China at some point between 600 and 900 AD, the basic premise remains the same with the power toothbrush first being introduced in 1937. And historians expect that toothpaste actually came before the invention of the toothbrush. The investigation also delves deep into the origins of toothpicks and dental floss, which date back to prehistoric times. Click here to read more.

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