One of the essential habits of good oral health is daily tooth brushing with an effective toothpaste. There is a wide variety of toothpaste on the market. At Love Your Smile in Kelowna we recommend using one with fluoride.
It doesn’t matter whether you prefer a mint or a gel, fresh mint or bubblegum flavor, or something else. Fluoride will help make your tooth enamel stronger, thus helping to prevent cavities.
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 was hard to take. During this same time people in China and India were using a similar paste, but adding flavorings, like Ginseng and herbal mints making it a bit more palatable.
At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we would be happy to recommend a toothpaste that is best for you. Patients come to us from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 for general and restorative dentistry, and much more. Schedule your next checkup today!
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