Smile Science: We have Ancient Egypt to thank for toothbrushes!

We all know the Ancient Egyptians were innovative. I mean, the pyramids, hieroglyphs, paper and more. But did you know, they also invented tooth brushes and breath mints?!

This toothbrush probably stung your gums!

This toothbrush probably stung your gums!

According to ScoopEmpire, the Egyptians were the first to use toothbrushes and toothpaste made from eggshells and ox hooves! All this somewhere around 5,000 BCE. They also invented breath mints, which were pellets made out of cinnamon, myrrh, frankincense and honey.

Check out the article and other Egyptian firsts here.

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