At Oceanside Dental Excellence, we provide excellent dental care for our patients in California. Today in our dental blog, we’d like to discuss how toothpaste has changed to accommodate modern dentistry in Oceanside.
One of the essential habits of good oral health is daily tooth brushing with an effective toothpaste. There is a wide variety of toothpaste available. We recommend you use one with fluoride and make sure it has the ADA seal. This ensures that the toothpaste has been tested, claims are being met, and the ingredients are correct. Just because a toothpaste claims to have a ‘whitener’ doesn’t mean it has fluoride.
History of Toothpaste
Toothpaste as we know it has only been in existence since the late 1800s. Fluoride was added in 1914. The earliest evidence of toothpaste or dental cream dates back to 3000-5000 BC. The Ancient Egyptians pulverized oxen hooves, egg shells, pumice, myrrh, and water creating one of the earliest forms of toothpaste. The Greeks and Romans began adding crushed bones and bark to the mix. The taste most likely wasn’t very pleasant. During this same time the people of China and India were using a similar paste, but adding flavorings, like Ginseng and herbal mints making it a bit more palatable. In modern times, the people of today have no excuse for not brushing their teeth daily with the toothpaste we have available today. With modern dentistry in Oceanside, Toothpaste now is much better than anything you would have found in ancient Greece or China.
Schedule an Appointment for Modern Dentistry in Oceanside
The experienced staff at Oceanside Dental Excellence wants to help all California smiles be whiter and brighter. Contact us today at 760-439-3400 so we can answer any questions you may have about tooth whitening, invisible braces, or cosmetic dentistry. Oceanside Dental Excellence provides sedation dentistry, restorative dentistry, Invisalign, and implant supported dentures.