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History Of Toothbrush Development

The human ancestors had the habit of mouthwash and brushing their teeth. The earliest tool to clean the mouth was found in the king's Tomb of the Sumeisur city in 3000, a tooth rod, a two-week-use. In ancient Greece and Roman times people used animal ashes to tooth powder clean the mouth, and some primitive tribes with charcoal, saline, fine sand, branches to clean up the teeth. Mash one end, make a brush, to clean teeth and brush teeth, called Miswak, is a natural toothbrush, according to scientists, this branch contains fluorine and saponin, can prevent tooth decay, and have analgesic effect.

Chinese people know how to protect their teeth more than 2000 years ago. "The historical records of Cang Gong biography" in the award of the cause of dental caries is "food and not rinse." "The Book of Rites": "Chicken early ming, salty installed cough" explains that people have a habit of mouthwash. The ancients cleaned the mouth and teeth with fingers and willow branches. Dunhuang mural "Lloyd's Fork Head Holy map", painted a monk, squatting on the ground, the left hand holding mouthwash, with the right hand middle finger wipe the front teeth. In the Tang Dynasty, people used willow branches to brush, dip in syrup wipe teeth. Song Dynasty, some people advocate daily use of willow brush teeth two times, Yuan Dynasty formally has a "toothbrush" the word, Guo Yu poetry in the Clouds: "Nan Zhou Toothbrush send the first day, go to scale polyester to annoy a gold value." "In Yuan Dynasty the upper social figures with toothbrushes, the general people still use willow, and Chinese herbal medicine to brush teeth brushing powder, another according to archaeological discoveries, China more than 1000 years ago in the Liao Dynasty tomb unearthed two bones of the toothbrush handle."