Oral Care - Toothpaste, Toothbrushes and Floss
Toothpaste was invented by the historical North African figure known as Ziryab, who was famous as a singer, musician, poet and composer - not to mention his many inventions, some of which are still used today.
The first evidence of a toothbrush (in the form that we recognise today) was found in China and dates back to the 7th century. We were a little slower to catch on in Europe and didn't adopt these handy devices until the 1600s.
Though there is evidence of mouth rinsing in China thousands of years ago, the modern product that we know today wasn't introduced until the late 1960s, when Professor Howard Loe of Denmark proved that chlorhexidine could prevent the build up of plaque.
The result of all these historic innovations? A handy section in the British Corner Shop where you can pick up your choice of dental care products and have them delivered to you, anywhere in the world.