Did You Know These Fun Teeth And Dentistry Facts? Apr 22, 2020
A lot of people probably think of dentistry as boring. While dentistry isn’t for everyone, we bet you’re glad we love it, right? 🙂 And believe it or not, there are some fascinating dental facts out there. Here are a few for you to chew on.
A Little History
The first record of dentistry belongs to Hesi-Re, over 5,000 years ago in Egypt.
The earliest recipe for toothpaste was created in Egypt, 400 AD. It included ingredients such as salt, pepper, mint, and dried iris flower.
The bristle toothbrush was invented in China in 1498.
During the Middle Ages of Germany, the cure for a toothache included a kiss from a donkey.
Contrary to popular belief, George Washington’s dentures were made from human teeth, gold, hippopotamus tusk, and elephant ivory – not wood.
A tooth belonging to Sir Isaac Newton sold for $3,633 — today’s equivalent of $35,700. This tooth is known as the most valuable tooth in history. It was sold as a ring in London in 1816.