One of the essential habits of good oral health is daily tooth brushing with an effective toothpaste. There is a wide variety of toothpastes available. At Create A Smile in Bloomington IN we recommend you use one with fluoride, and make sure it has the ADA seal.
That seal ensures that the toothpaste has been tested, claims are being met, and the ingredients are correct. It also means the toothpaste has fluoride, an important ingredient for strengthening teeth.
Toothpaste as we know it has only been in existence since the late 1800s. Fluoride was added in 1914. The earliest evidence of toothpaste or dental cream dates back to 3000-5000 BC. The Ancient Egyptians pulverized egg shells, pumice, myrrh, water, and even oxen hooves 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 bitter and rough. During this same time, people in China and India were using a similar paste, but adding flavorings, like Ginseng and herbal mints, which made it a bit more palatable.
At Create A Smile in Bloomington IN, we are always happy to recommend a toothpaste for you. Patients come to us from Spencer, Ellettsville, and Bedford for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!