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The History of Toothpaste

Here we will talk about how toothpaste was invented and innovated.

julia emily

on 2 October 2012

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Transcript of The History of Toothpaste

Toothpaste The purpose of toothpaste
is to clean your teeth,
give you fresher breath,
and whiten your teeth. Toothpaste was first
created in 500B.C by India, Egypt and China. (In Egypt it was created in the 600s.) In China, twigs and bones were mashed and mixed with water, salt, and flower petals to form a thick paste-also treatment of gingivitis. In India, they used Ayurvedic medicine and by chewing on special twigs, naturally filled with sweet nectar. When it was originally invented, it was used for
cleaning the mouth and having fresher breath. Nowadays, it's used to whiten your teeth,
give you fresher breath, & it cleans your teeth. An innovation the toothpaste has undergone is putting in baking soda & hydrogen peroxide. People first added soap to toothpaste, then, in replacement of that, sodium lauryl sulphate & sodium ricinoletae. They then added fluoride to protect teeth from decay. Toothpaste has impacted society in a positive way by giving
people fresh breath, a clean mouth, & clean teeth. It also can probably take away pimples. It also has impacted society in a negative way. Swallowing a large amount of regular toothpaste may cause stomach pain and possible intestinal blockage. It also can cause:
Convulsions, Difficulty breathing, Drooling, Heart attack, Salty or soapy taste in the mouth, Slow heart rate, Shock, Tremors, Vomiting, and Weakness. Toothpaste plays a part in STEM, also. The discovery of baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, fluoride, sodium lauryl sulphate, & sodium ricinoleate. Science People wanted something to use to clean their teeth so they came up with toothpaste. Technology Engineers design the logo and how the toothpaste bottle is made. They also figure out how the toothpaste will come out with one squeeze. Engineering They measure the amount of toothpaste in a bottle and The measurement of the amount of toothpaste you use up in a month if you brush twice daily for a month or something like that. Math “You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube.”
H. R. Haldeman Here is a quote for toothpaste. In Egypt, they made a mixture of mashed salt,
crushed pepper, wet mint leaves, & also dried iris flowers. They later made a urine-based toothpaste.
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