- Toothbrush82% (23)86% (18)84% (41)Vote
- toothpaste18% (5)14% (3)16% (8)Vote
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Toothbrush of course.1
Most Helpful Guy
The toothbrush was created much earlier. Humans in the neolithic times (around 10,000 year B. C.) built simple forms of toothbrushes by tying a bunch of thick animal hair at a wooden stick. Once the technique became more elaborate, people started to braid the hair (or similar materials) into little holes they first chipped into the wood. As a means to "wash" your teeth and actually get the dirt out there, people used to use the ashes from burnt wood. Another option was to use sand. And finally, you can also clean your teeth by rubbing salt against them. Though this is rather unlikely since salt was incredibly precious back then.
The modern tooth paste came much, much later. There were some experiments in the Antique times and especially in the late medieval times but our modern fluorine-based tooth pastes are an invention of pharmacists in the second half of the 19th century.2