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The first patented toothbrush was 1857, acquired by H.N. Wadsworth in the United States. What's interesting is that mass production of these toothbrushes didn't occur for another 28 years in 1885. I guess that is because tooth brushing never really caught on until the end of the WWII. It was part of a soldier's daily routine to clean their teeth, and this was something that they brought home with them. Here are some toothbrushes that were similar to North American toothbrushes at the time.
The Tooth Worm as Hell’s Demon”, southern France, 18th Century; This artistically designed ivory carving is contained in a molar, 10.5 cm in height, which can be separated into two halves of equal size. It opens out into two scenes depicting the infernal torments of toothache as a battle with the “tooth worm”. The legend of the “tooth worm” as the cause of toothache originated in Mesopotamia around 1800 B.C. A legend, in much the same sense as that of the Creation, concerning the origin of th...
Little known facts in Myanmar history: P’iao_“one of the tribes of the ‘Gold Teeth Comfortership’
P’iao_one of the tribes of the ‘Gold Teeth Comfortership ".......... Gold Teeth tribe described by Chinese sources in its description about the people living in northern Myanmar, (in one of Dr. Than Tun’s books in Burmese about the Pyu.) ...."