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What is Toothpaste in Tagalog? History, Evolution, and Brands

What is Toothpaste in Tagalog? History, Evolution, and Brands

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The toothpaste in Tagalog is called “pasimada” or “kremang pansipilyo.” However, Filipinos simply call toothpaste as it is, or “tutpeyst.” As a great partner of toothbrush, toothpaste does not only clean our teeth, it also helps strengthen them and provides fresher breath. And like in other countries, Filipinos love to take care of their teeth.  The origin of “toothpaste” goes back to ancient Egypt, around 5000 BC. At that time, people used dental powder that consists of ash, crushed eggshells, oxen hooves, pumice, myrrh, and water. And because there was also no toothbrush back then, ancient Egyptians mostly likely put the powder mixture on their fingers to scrub their teeth.  The Ancient Greeks and Romans were said to have also used dental powder. But unlike ancient Egyptians, t...