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.

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Entry filed under: Dental, Invention, Toothbrush.

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