Toobrush set, in rectangular red leather tooled pull off case, 1791-1792.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Toobrush set, in rectangular red leather tooled pull off case, 1791-1792.

Richardson, Claire

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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The Chinese are credited with inventing the use of toothbrushes and toothpastes, although the ancient Egyptians used branches with frayed ends to clean their teeth. In the West, the use of toothbrushes began to be promoted by French dentists in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
 

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