One of the questions we are asked most often is, how can I get whiter teeth? We’ve been whitening the teeth of our Addison TX patients since 2005.
One of the essential habits of good oral health is daily teeth brushing with an effective toothpaste. There are lots of toothpastes available. We recommend one with fluoride; make sure the package has the ADA seal. It means the toothpaste has been tested, claims are being met, and the ingredients are correct.
Toothpaste as we know it has only been in existence since the late 1800s. Fluoride was added in 1914. Remember, a toothpaste may have a whitener, but that doesn’t mean it has fluoride.
The earliest evidence of toothpaste or dental cream dates back to 3000-5000 BC. The Ancient Egyptians pulverized oxen hooves, egg shells, pumice, myrrh, and water creating one of the earliest forms of toothpaste.
The Greeks and Romans began adding crushed bones and bark to the mix. (The taste must have been … exotic.) During this same time the people of China and India were using a similar paste, but adding flavorings, like Ginseng and herbal mints making it a bit more palatable.
Today, we are fortunate to have so many options. Here in Addison TX, Dr. Maricarmen Ramirez can make your smile its whitest with our teeth whitening services.
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