Transforming your teeth into a pearly white smile is a piece of cake in today’s day and age.
But adopting a brilliant beam hasn’t always been so simple!
This fascinating article shared some interesting facts regarding the history of teeth whitening!
Did you know…?
Teething whitening began with the ancient Egyptians roughly 4,000 years ago! Their paste for pearly whites was made out of ground pumice stone mixed in wine vinegar.
Ancient Romans used urine to whiten their teeth. (Gross!) The acidic nature of ammonia was their bleaching agent.
In the 17th century, barbershops were the go-to place for dental care. The local barber would file down teeth and apply acid to whiten them, while also giving a good haircut.
With today’s technology, teeth whitening couldn’t be any simpler or safer.
Link to article on The Seattle Times: http://seattletimes.com/html/health/2013419604_teeth16.html