One of the most important habits of good dental health is daily brushing with an effective toothpaste. There is a wide variety of toothpastes available. At Priority Dental in Casper WY we recommend using one with fluoride and making sure it has the ADA seal. This ensures that the toothpaste has been tested, claims are being met, and the ingredients are correct.
There are lots of different kinds of toothpastes out there, so choose carefully. A toothpaste with whitener, for example, may not contain fluoride.
Toothpaste as we know it has only been in existence since the late 1800s. The earliest evidence of toothpaste or dental cream dates all the way back to 3000-5000 BC! The Ancient Egyptians pulverized oxen hooves, egg shells, pumice, myrrh, and water to create one of the earliest forms of toothpaste.
The Greeks and Romans began adding crushed bones and bark to the mix. The taste most likely was hard to take. During this same time the people of China and India were using a similar paste, but adding flavorings like Ginseng and herbal mints, making it a bit more palatable. Fluoride in toothpaste is much more modern: it was first added in 1914.
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