Invention of the Toothbrush

November 12, 2009 at 9:49 PM Leave a comment

The first toothbrush was invented in China in 1000 AD. It was an ivory-handled toothbrush with bristles made from a horse’s mane.

Toothbrushes became popluar in the 19th century among the Victorian affluent. Mass markerting and the advent on nylon bristles in the 20th century made toothbrushes inexpensive and available to everyone.


Entry filed under: Dental, Invention, Toothbrush.

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