who invented toothpaste a historic picture

Who Invented Toothpaste?

Who invented toothpaste? A manuscript from Egypt in the 4th century A.D. gives the earliest known mention of toothpaste!  It prescribes a mixture of powdered salt, mint leaves, iris flowers, and pepper.  One interesting fact is that urine was the base for many early toothpaste formulations. However, toothpastes or powders did not come into general use until the 19th century.

who invented toothpaste a historic picture

who invented toothpaste a historic picture

Who Invented Toothpaste – a summary

The Greeks, and then the Romans, improved the recipes for toothpaste by adding abrasives such as crushed bones and oyster shells. In the 9th century, the Arab musician and fashion designer Ziryab invented a type of toothpaste, which he popularized throughout Islamic Spain. The exact ingredients of this toothpaste are unknown, but it was reported to have been both “functional and pleasant to taste”. It is not known whether these early toothpastes were used alone, were to be rubbed onto the teeth with rags, or were to be used with early toothbrushes, such as neem-tree twigs and miswak. Toothpastes or powders came into general use in the 19th century.

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Who Invented Toothpaste – the Answer


followed by: the Greeks, Romans, and Arabs.


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