One of the best ways to maintain good dental health is daily brushing with an effective toothpaste. There is a wide variety of toothpastes available. At Staten Island Dental Care, we recommend using one with fluoride, and with the ADA seal on the container. This ensures that the toothpaste has been tested, claims are being met, and the ingredients are correct.
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 most likely was hard to take. 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.
At Staten Island Dental Care we want the best possible dental health for all our patients. That means daily brushing and regular checkups! Find out why people from Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Bayonne come to us to maintain their dental health. Services include general and restorative dentistry. Call for an appointment today!
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