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Chewing Sticks? A Quick History of the Toothbrush

Toothbrushes are man’s best friend – sorry dogs. In a recent study, voters unanimously chose the toothbrush as the one great invention from recent history that we cannot live without, beating out the microwave, automobile and television. So, where did the toothbrush come from? Have we always brushed our teeth? Let’s find out where our constant tooth companion came from.

Rooted in History

The first record of ancient toothbrushes comes to us from ancient Babylon. “Chewsticks” have been found next to buried Babylonians and dated back to 3500 BC. These rudimentary toothbrushes were twigs that had two uses: one end was frayed by a rock and used for brushing, while…

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