The Evolution of the Toothbrush [Infographic]
Attention to dental hygiene dates all the way back to 3500 BCE with the Chew Stick in Egypt and Babylonia. Centuries later, we have seen tremendous advances in the dental hygiene industry. Check out this Evolution of the Toothbrush by Fortis to understand the incredible transformation of the dental hygiene industry from 3500 BCE until today.
teaology: “ The Tooth Worm as Hell’s Demon”, southern France, 18th Century; This artistically designed ivory carving is contained in a molar, 10.5 cm in height, which can be separated into two halves...
Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry
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History of Dental Inlays - Homeopathic Dentistry
In ancient times, as well as in some modern-day primitive tribes, tooth mutilations have carried ritualistic or cosmetic importance. One of the most notable examples is the famous Mayan skulls which still carry teeth inlayed with precious stones. These inlays … Continue reading →
The first patented toothbrush was 1857, acquired by H.N. Wadsworth in the United States. What's interesting is that mass production of these toothbrushes didn't occur for another 28 years in 1885. I guess that is because tooth brushing never really caught on until the end of the WWII. It was part of a soldier's daily routine to clean their teeth, and this was something that they brought home with them. Here are some toothbrushes that were similar to North American toothbrushes at the time.
Little known facts in Myanmar history: P’iao_“one of the tribes of the ‘Gold Teeth Comfortership’
I first read about the Gold Teeth tribe ေရႊသြားႏိုင္ငံ described by Chinese sources in its description about the people living in northern Myanmar, (in one of Dr. Than Tun’s books in Burmese about …