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Who invented toothpaste?

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Who invented toothpaste?
The development of toothpaste began as long ago as 3000 to 5000 B.C. in ancient China and India. According to Chinese history, a learned man, Huang-Ti, studied the care of teeth and claimed different types of pain felt in the mouth could be cured by sticking gold and silver needles into different parts of the jaw and gum. This and other theories led to the development of dental cream. During the years 3000 to 5000 B.C., Egyptians made toothpaste using a recipe of powdered ashes of oxen hooves, myrrh, powdered and burned egg shells, and pumice. Directions were given that all should be mixed together, but there were no specific instructions as to how the powder should be used.

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