The use of toothpaste and toothbrushes are elementary in our everyday life but I bet you didn’t know these 10 things about them:
Before the invention of toothpaste people would use crushed egg shells to clean their teeth
Toothpaste contains formaldehyde which is a chemical used to kill the bacteria inside the tube.
Queen Elizabeth I didn’t brush her teeth because she didn’t know about the importance of oral hygiene and she developed black rotten teeth
Toothpaste can also be used as glue to hang posters on your wall
It gets its consistence from the detergent and seaweed that is added to the formula.
Good oral care wasn’t practiced until after World War II
Fluoride was first added to toothpaste in 1956. Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent cavities.
Colgate began manufacturing tubes of toothpaste in the 1980s
Experts suggest you change your toothbrush every time after having the cold or any viral infection
Blue and red are the most popular colors for toothbrushes.
Did you know these things about toothpaste and toothbrushes? If you know more facts, why not sharing them with us!! And as always share your oral hygiene stories with us!
Sources: EmpowHer and WeridFactss