What did cavemen use for toothpaste?

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What did cavemen use for toothpaste?
« on: 27/11/2009 23:12:57 »
Did they use dirt or sand?

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What did cavemen use for toothpaste?
« Reply #1 on: 28/11/2009 00:40:10 »
I don't know about cave-men, but soot / ash have been used as toothpaste.
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What did cavemen use for toothpaste?
« Reply #2 on: 28/11/2009 02:36:56 »
Did they use dirt or sand?



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What did cavemen use for toothpaste?
« Reply #3 on: 28/11/2009 07:23:06 »
If you bash the end of a green stick against something hard you can make a rudimentary toothbrush



But i'm not sure they used toothpaste at all.

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What did cavemen use for toothpaste?
« Reply #4 on: 01/12/2009 23:31:50 »
I don't know about cave-men, but soot / ash have been used as toothpaste.

I knew it was a spreadable compound, a four letter word beginning with 's' and ending with 't' but couldn't quite put my finger on it until you jogged my memory. In fact, I'm glad I didn't put my finger on it.