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What are the factors that make dental hygiene important. (The invention of the tooth brush and diseases.) Your teeth are one of the many beauties of the human body; they come in all shapes, sizes, and even curves. Now you may ask what effects teeth have on humans besides beauty, well, there are many. They are what is essential for us to survive and to obtain nutrients, in order for our bodies to function daily, so it is very ...view middle of the document...
Before there was the invention of the toothbrush, people used rough cloth and chalk to rub across their teeth and even sometimes with the addition of products like salt and powder. The ancient Chinese would chew on twigs with a special flavor to freshen their breath. The ancient Greeks and Romans used crushed bones and oyster shells to clean their teeth with.
But then, along came the invention of the tooth brush by the ancient Chinese, they cut open pigs and used the pieces of their neck to assemble what they called bristles to begin cleaning their beauties. Many years after, a man named William Addis was thrown into jail for starting a riot, since he wanted to stay fresh, he used his time to think of ways to stay on top of things, what he did was carve a bone handle, drill holes into it, and inserted boar bristles, that were held in place by wires. His contraption was very well known and he become very wealthy by the time he was released from jail.
The toothbrush created a whole new pathway for the invention of other products such as floss, mouthwash.
The toothbrush was used in order to maintain oral health and there was a need for something extra to keep that health up to par, that’s when the invention of toothpaste came along with that idea…………next came cosmetic dental surgery.