At Jefferson City Dental Care, our team has been providing excellent dental care for our patients in Missouri since 2008. One of the critical habits of good oral health is daily tooth brushing with an effective toothpaste. There is a wide variety of toothpaste available. We recommend you use one with fluoride and make sure it has the ADA seal. This ensures that the toothpaste has been tested, claims are being met, and the ingredients are correct.
History of Toothpaste
Just because a toothpaste claims to have a ‘whitener’ doesn’t mean it has fluoride. 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 oxen hooves, egg shells, pumice, myrrh, and water creating one of the earliest forms of toothpaste.
The Greeks and Romans began adding crushed bones and bark to the mix. The taste was most likely very unpleasant. During this same time the people of China and India were using a similar paste, but adding flavorings, like Ginseng and herbal mints making it a bit more palatable.
Our patients have no excuse for not brushing their teeth daily with the toothpaste we have available today because modern dentistry in Jefferson City. If you can’t stand the flavor or texture of toothpaste, imagine using toothpaste from ancient Egypt or Greece.
Scheduling an Appointment
The experienced staff at Jefferson City Dental Care wants to help all smiles be whiter and brighter with modern dentistry in Jefferson City. Contact us today at 573-298-6332 so we can answer any questions you may have about tooth whitening, Invisalign braces, or cosmetic dentistry. Jefferson City Dental Care provides dental implants, porcelain veneers, and modern dentistry in Jefferson City.
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