Did you know that toothbrushes actually date back to 3500 B.C.? Babylonians used to use chewing sticks, which were twigs from aromatic trees. They would chew one end until it became ragged, then use that to clean their teeth. In the 19th century, toothpastes and tooth powders came into general use, and before that the Romans and Greeks used crushed bone and oyster shells as abrasive ingredients in tooth cleaning substances.
In 1780, the first mass produced toothbrush was invented by an English prisoner, who drilled holes in a cattle bone then tied boar bristles into bunches and passed the bunches through the holes and glued them into place. Today, there are cosmetic dentists who can make your teeth look better, and instead of using primitive tools, tod