Posted .

Ever wondered about the history of toothpaste? Or which toothpaste is best for your teeth? Well today we are going to give you five facts about toothpaste to increase your dental awareness!

Toothpaste dates back to 5000 BC

Near the time of 5000 BC, the Egyptians developed a dental cream for their teeth. Research shows that this cream consisted of powdered ashes of oxen hooves, myrrh, egg shells, pumice and water. Sounds perfect for your teeth right? Well, even though it probably tasted awful and wasn’t the best option for teeth, it did provide some level of dental cleaning.

Toothpaste use to be in jars

In the 1850’s, toothpaste made its way onto the market…in jars! By 1873, Colgate began a mass production of toothpaste in jars. And though popular, this toothpaste was considered to still be fairly abrasive on teeth, causing enamel to be scraped away.

Toothpaste was later introduced in tin/lead alloy tubes during World War II. This became a problem because lead was being leaked into the toothpaste. Soon, plastic tubes were developed to provide a safe product for consumers.

There are four different types of toothpastes

Today there are several different toothpaste options for consumers to invest in. From whitening, tartar control, fluoride, kid-friendly and toothpaste made for sensitive teeth, the options are endless. To find out which toothpaste will work best for your teeth, give our office a call today at 918-272-0707!