Natural Toothpaste

The natives on the island of Nauru, would clean their teeth with very fine sand obtained from the pools of the reef…
 
Source: The Courier-Mail, Friday 29 June 1934
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4 thoughts on “Natural Toothpaste”

    1. Interestingly, once the custom ceased, the inhabitants suffered from higher rates of dental and gum disease due to a lack of an efficient substitute. Consequently, visiting dentists intervened, introducing modern oral hygiene methods.

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