Toothbrushes with ivoride handles, c 1870-1920.

Toothbrushes with ivoride handles, c 1870-1920.
Two horsehair toothbrushes with ivoride handles produced by Savory and Moore in London. 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.
 
Currently on display in:
Making the Modern World
Year made :
1870-1920
Inventory number :
A616311