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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Dental hygiene has come a long way since the days of wine-soaked toothpicks and the urine mouthwash once thought to disinfect mouths and whiten teeth. Some of the earliest tooth-cleaning artifacts archaeologists have found are ancient toothpicks, dental tools and written tooth care descriptions dating back more than 2,500 years.

Famous Greek doctor Hippocrates was one of the first to recommend cleaning teeth with what was basically a dry toothpaste, called a dentifrice powder. Ancient Chinese and Egyptian texts advised cleaning teeth and removing decay to help maintain health. Some of the early techniques in these cultures included chewing on bark or sticks with frayed ends, feathers, fish bones and porcupine quills. They used materials like silver, jade and gold to repair or decorate their teeth....



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ISIS was yuge on ensuring that all their subjects lived their lives not only in accordance with Islamic principles, but living their lives as Mohammed himself had. Part of that was directing that the citizens of thee Islamic State use the same sort of toothbrush Mohammed had used, or rather the miswaak, which is part of a plant found in the middle east.

#1 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-07-13 11:50 AM | Reply

At comrade MadisonBomber, my "spidey sense" is telling me you are full of crap.
You alt-right (R)tards tend to lie your --- off about stuff like this.

#2 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-07-13 06:28 PM | Reply

My father always told me down on the farm they'd dip their toothbrush in baking soda to brush their teeth. This was around the 20's ,30's , WW2 time frame.

#3 | Posted by shane at 2019-07-13 07:38 PM | Reply

baking soda to brush their teeth

Baking soda plus hydrogen peroxide is actually an excellent tooth "paste". Baking soda alone won't do as much for you.

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-14 01:07 AM | Reply

Sassafras root. if you're stuck in the wilderness.

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-14 01:10 AM | Reply

Sorcery. Socrates was accused of it for "whitening his teeth".

But then that happens to everyone.

#6 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-07-14 02:29 AM | Reply

or rather the miswaak

Miswak is used today even (and not because of ISIS)... some people believe it's better than toothpaste because toothpaste has glycedrine in it to make a paste. And glycerine is not kind to tooth enamel.. it's a negligible negative effect, easily overcome by the fluoride or whatever.


For a while I decided to use the best of both worlds. I used a toothpaste (that comes out of a regular tube) with a regular toothbrush that was made out of the Peelu (miswaak) tree. It was pretty good.

Now I use "SENSODYNE - Repair and Protect"... it contains glass micro-beads. I have found it to be very very effective. Actually repairs your tooth enamel.

#7 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-14 04:41 AM | Reply


SENSODYNE - Repair and Protect

#8 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-14 04:50 AM | Reply


Here is the pic:


#9 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-14 04:51 AM | Reply

I used a toothpaste (that comes out of a regular tube) with a regular toothbrush that was made out of the Peelu (miswaak) tree. It was pretty good.

I meant the toothpaste was made of the miswaak tree... it was kind of yellowish and had a mild but funny taste.

The toothbrush is the regular kind.

#10 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-14 05:02 AM | Reply

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