Who invented the toothbrush?

You are using toothbrush daily at least once a day and if you are not! yuck!! or if two times a day! Awesome!!

So when was these daily work invented and how?

Early forms of the toothbrush are mentioned as early as 3000 BC when Egyptians and Babylonians used “chew sticks” which were thin twigs with frayed edges used to rub against the teeth.

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chew sticks

The first bristle toothbrush was invented in China in 1498, where coarse boar hairs were attached to handles made of bamboo or bone. Boar bristles were used until 1938 when nylon bristles were introduced by the company Dupont de Nemours. The first nylon toothbrush was called Doctor West’s Miracle Toothbrush.

The first mass-produced toothbrush was created in England, 1780. William Addis made the first toothbrush to be produced on a large scale in 1780. He had time to think about it during a stint in the cells in 1770, where he used a bone and some bristles from one of the guards to create a toothbrush. Upon his release, he founded the Wisdom Toothbrushes which produced his invention on a massive scale.

By 1840, toothbrushes were mass-produced in England, France, Germany, and Japan. However, it was not until 1885 that America began to mass-produce toothbrushes, even though the first patent was filed by H. N. Wadsworth in 1857. Even then, brushing teeth did not become a daily part of American life until after World War 2!

 

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Safiya Akhtar

Safiya Akhtar is Android Application Developer in India. She is currently working as a public consultant for career and education too, besides blogging and freelancing. She believes that it is never too late or too early to start what you have always dreamed of.

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