History of the Toothbrush

Timeline created by Jimothy_Greeneburgh
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    First Form of Toothbrush Invented in 3000 BC

    First Form of Toothbrush Invented in 3000 BC
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    Earliest forms of the toothbrush called the "chew stick" were used. These were simply thin twigs with frayed ends. They were invented by ancient civilizations.
  • Jan 1, 1498

    Bristle Tootbrush Invented

    Bristle Tootbrush Invented
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    The bristle toothbrush, similar to the type used today, was invented in China by an emporer. The body were sticks, and the bristles were made out of boar hairs.
  • First Mass Produced Tootbrush Made

    First Mass Produced Tootbrush Made
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    William Addis of Clerkenwald, England made the first mass produced toothbrush, providing dental hygeine to the public.
  • Nylon Used as Bristles

    Nylon Used as Bristles
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    The first nylon bristle toothbrush (fashioned with nylon yarn) went on sale and was called "Doctor West's Miracle Toothbrush." These new styled tootbrushes helped a lot with hygeine.
  • First Electric Toothbrush Invented

    First Electric Toothbrush Invented
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    The Broxodent was invented in Switzerland. The electric toothbrush brought convinience of dental hygeine to the world. More people were inclined to brush their teeth since it didn't require as much work.