The History of Toothpaste You Don’t Know About

Do you know the history of toothpaste?

charcoal teeth whitening toothpaste packagingIt is believed that around 5000 BC, the Egyptians began to use pastes to clean their teeth, long before the invention of the toothbrush. The ancient Greeks and Romans also used toothpaste, while the Chinese and Indians only started using toothpaste around 500 BC.

The toothpaste of the past can also solve some of the problems that people face today, such as keeping teeth and gums clean, whitening teeth and freshening breath. However, the ingredients of ancient toothpaste are very different, including bull hoof ash powder and charred egg shells, mixed with pumice stone. The Greeks and Romans liked the more abrasive toothpaste, which included crushed bones and oyster shells. The Romans would add more flavor to toothpaste to improve bad breath. Carbon and bark powder are also the materials. In addition, the Chinese have added different materials to toothpaste for many years, such as ginseng, herbal mint and salt.

The modern development of toothpaste began approximately in the 1800s. Early toothpastes contained soap, and limestone was added in the 1850s. The British toothpaste used betel nut in the 1800s, and a household encyclopedia published in the 1860s also talked about a handmade toothpaste made with charcoal.

Before the 1850s, “toothpaste” was actually mostly powder. In the 1850s, a new canned toothpaste called Crème Dentifrice came out. Colgate also began mass production of canned toothpaste in 1873, and introduced sticked toothpaste similar to today’s products in the 1890s.

Before 1945, toothpaste had always contained soap. After that, the soap was replaced with other ingredients to make the paste smoother or into an emulsion, such as sodium lauryl sulfate, which is a common ingredient in today’s toothpaste.

In the second half of the twentieth century, modern toothpastes were officially launched to help prevent or treat certain diseases and symptoms, such as sensitive teeth. Fluoride toothpaste to prevent tooth decay was introduced in 1914. Toothpaste with low abrasiveness has also been introduced to help prevent problems caused by excessive brushing.

Today’s toothpaste usually contains fluoride, coloring agents, flavoring agents, sweeteners, and ingredients that make the toothpaste a smooth paste, foam and keep moisturizing. Packed toothpaste has been used all over the world, it can be described as a very successful invention.

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Written by Christine Lawrence

Researcher and consultant of Cinoll. For over 5 years, Christine has helped businesses worldwide to choose and import dental products. As a lover of teeth whitening and expert in supply chain, she is going to bring out the must-have knowledge and experience of teeth whitening products.

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