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Things You Don’t Know About Toothbrushes

In our childhood, we all have heard – bush your teeth twice a day. Our doctors and parents strictly recommend us to brush teeth to avoid tooth decay and gum diseases. Since the day we are told the importance of brushing our teeth, we stick to our brush and toothpaste. We clean every nook and cranny of our mouth. We rely on our toothbrush. Despite the fact that we use a toothbrush regularly, most of us probably don’t know a lot of things. Here are some things that you don’t know about toothbrushes.

Toothbrushes Were Made of Boar Hair


The history of brushing dates back to 3500 BC. The Babylonians and the Egyptians used tooth-sticks to brush their teeth. The Chinese, around 1600 BC, used to chew on aromatic tree twigs to clean their teeth and breathe. In 15th century until 1938 before the invention of nylon, toothbrushes were made out of animal hairs.