Dr. John Chaves
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The earliest known reference to a toothpaste is in a manuscript from Egypt in the 4th century A.D., which prescribes a mixture of powdered salt, pepper, mint leaves, and iris flowers. The Romans used toothpaste formulations based on human urine.  An 18th century American toothpaste recipe containing burnt bread has been found. Another formula around this time called for dragon's blood (a resin), cinnamon, and burnt alum.

However, toothpastes or powders did not come into general use until the 19th century in Britain. In the early 1800s, the toothbrush was usually used only with water, but tooth powders soon gained popularity. Most were home made, with chalk, pulverized brick, and salt being common ingredients. An 1866 Home Encyclopedia recommended pulverized charcoal, and cautioned that many patented tooth powders then commercially marketed did more harm than good.

Before the Second World War, tooth paste was sold in lead containers. Although the insides were waxed, lead still mixed with the paste. This led to illnesses and death. Due to the above and the shortage of lead in World War 2, tooth paste began being sold in plastic containers. The bad thing was, since everybody dipped their toothbrush in, it could spread sickness.

By 1900, a paste made of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda was recommended. Pre-mixed toothpastes were first marketed in the 19th century, but did not surpass the popularity of tooth-powder until World War I. In New York City in 1896, Colgate & Company manufactured toothpaste in the first collapsible tube, similar to that recently introduced for artists' paints.

Fluoride was first added to toothpastes in 1914, and was criticized by the American Dental Association (ADA) in 1937. Fluoride toothpastes developed in the 1950s received the ADA's approval. Countries limit and suggest different amounts acceptable for health. Much of Africa has a slightly higher percent than the U.S.

Toothpaste is most commonly sold in flexible tubes, though harder containers are available. The hard containers stand straight up, availing more of the toothpaste and saving shelf space.

DR. JOHN CHAVES
5312 Comercio Lane, Suite A
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Phone 818-999-2707
Fax 818-703-1998

appointment@cosmeticdentalservices.com



Services and Practice Overview

With Dr. John Chaves, D.D.S., you will find a dental clinician who is reassuring, passionate and 100% dedicated to the best possible outcome for your teeth. If you are setting an appointment for a general cleaning or if you are in need of advanced procedures such as fillings, broken tooth repair, a root canal, dental implants, bonding, porcelain veneers, advanced whitening, crown or crowns, restoration assessment, Dr. Chaves can help. Make an appointment today or call 818-999-2707 right now. If after hours, call and leave your name and number and a good time to call you back.

Locations Served

Although the office is located near Canoga and Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills, many patients travel a considerable distance to take advantage of the latest in high tech equipment and cutting edge sedation techniques. In addition to all of the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties. The office services many Ventura County suburbs as well. Clients have come as far as Atlanta and Alaska to have work performed by Dr. Chaves.

Why make an appointment today?

There are many good quality dentists and dental centers to choose from in and around the Southland and throughout California; many of which will offer a variety of sedation techniques to help you relax and do their best to create a painless environment for your dental work. Just about every dentist today can repair/fix a broken tooth using a variety of methods. Dr. John Chaves is one of these dentists. He has built his practice and has made a considerable investment by focusing on the creation of the highest comfort level possible (Cable TV, comfortable furniture, cutting edge sedation techniques) and a unique results oriented approach to dental care. You can choose to go to a dentist that is closest to where you live or you can make an appointment with Dr. Chaves and experience the very latest in dental techniques, dental technology and a staff that truly cares about you and your well being.
Cosmetic Dentistry News

The nanotechnology in your toothpaste There are three main toothpaste ingredients that may be made of nano-sized particles, so let's brush up on the facts The Consumer Products Inventory lists more than 1,600 products that are identified by the manufacturer as containing nanoparticles. So let's take a look at what's inside your household items. This week: toothpaste. There are three main toothpaste ingredients that may be made of ...

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Marketing: Reaching more customers through small packages MARKETING toothpaste can be a challenge for brands because even though consumers may use their product everyday, few get excited about brushing their teeth.

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