Tooth brushing has been a daily ritual for around 7,000 years, but not the way we know it today. The toothbrush has undergone many developments over the years. You can say that there is a world of difference if you compare our modern toothbrush with the brush used in earlier times. Are you interested in learning about the history tooth brushing? In this blog, we will tell you more about it.
The toothbrush in earlier days
As you have read earlier in ‘important trivia about your mouth’, the first toothbrush was made around 1498 in China. Yet far before Christ, people realised that they have to clean their teeth regularly. The Egyptians used a small piece of wood as a toothpick and they rubbed ashes over their teeth to clean them. The Chinese made chewing sticks out of aromatic wood. In addition to cleaning the teeth, these sticks refreshed their breath. Nowadays, these are still used in some African countries.
The toothbrush of today
Since 1938, toothbrushes are manufactured as we know them today: with synthetic bristles. A few years before that, toothpaste was sold for the first time in the Netherlands. Only after World War II, fluoride was added to toothpaste to prevent tooth decay. In addition, fluoride ensures a refreshing breath. Not long after, the first electric toothbrush was put on the market.
Good oral care
Fortunately, nowadays we no longer need to bite on wood and we certainly know more about how to clean our teeth well. We also know that unhealthy gums can lead to various disorders, such as cardiovascular diseases. That’s why Better Toothbrush had developed a toothbrush that not only cleans your teeth, but also stimulates your gums. This guarantees clean teeth and a healthy mouth. Curious about the Better Toothbrush? View all our points of sale!