One of the most important things you can do to maintain good dental health is brush your teeth twice a day, and with an effective toothpaste. We can recommend one for you, at Crystal Dental Group in High Point.
There are a couple of things you should look for, when you read toothpaste labels at the store. One is fluoride and the other is the seal of the American Dental Association, which ensures the toothpaste has met rigorous standards.
Toothpaste as we know it today has only been around since the late 1800s. The earliest evidence of toothpaste or dental cream dates way 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 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.
At Crystal Dental Group in High Point, we want all our patients to have good dental health. We offer general and cosmetic dentistry, and extended evening and weekend hours for your convenience. Schedule an appointment today!