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Who knew? Toothpowder still around and well-liked

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I had no idea. I think I have to try some. When I was a kid, we used Py-Co-Pay toothpowder. But that’s been gone for years.


Written by Leisureguy

25 July 2012 at 10:26 pm

Posted in Daily life

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  1. The National Museum of Dentisty traces the beginning of modern tooth care in the U.S. and Europe to WWI when armies provided toothbrushes and tooth powder to soldiers, and demanded that they use proper dental hygiene so they wouldn’t be invalided by dental issues. All these soliders went home with these new practices and it spread to the general public. Before that, many people simply cleaned their teeth with a wet wash cloth and left it at that. Listerine was invented nearly 50 years before it was sold over-the-counter, starting during WWI – before that it had been an antiseptic rinse for dental instruments and for use by doctors before mouth surgery.

    The Eldest

    26 July 2012 at 10:37 am

  2. When I was real young, we brushed our teeth with salt. When I got a little older my dad started buying py co pay. I think the salt was because of a money issue.

    Yvonne Kay

    14 May 2019 at 11:25 am

  3. I grew up using this. It’s like sea salt on steroids. Lol
    So salty tasting.


    11 February 2021 at 10:51 pm

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