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How the mankind learned to brush teeth?

Throughout mankind history health of teeth and gums are indisputable contacted hygiene of an oral cavity.

Perhaps, the first devices on care of teeth it is necessary to consider the branches of trees found at excavation of burials in ancient Etruria and Egypt by means of which the dental plaque was removed.

The first specially made toothpick from gold was found in Sumer and dated 3000 BC

the Ancient Assyrian medical text contained the description of procedure of cleaning of teeth with the forefinger which is wrapped up by fabric. In the second millennium the tooth-powder prepared from pumice with addition of natural acids - wine vinegar or wine acid was used BC.

Rather regular practice of hygiene of an oral cavity is known since Ancient Greece. But only after Greece became the province of Rome, care of an oral cavity becomes obligatory and regular.

Into the Arab world the concept of hygiene of an oral cavity was entered still by the prophet Magomet (apprx. 570 g) . Islam taught respect for purity not only mind, but also a body. With religious beliefs hygiene of an oral cavity was connected and at Hindus. The mouth was considered as gate in a body therefore it had to remain absolutely pure.

Inhabitants of the Japanese islands with a toothbrush and a twig for cleaning of language were acquainted by Buddhist priests whose religion demands clarification of teeth and language every morning before a prayer. Japanese Code of the Samurai ordered to all soldiers to brush teeth after food the soaked branches of bushes.

In medieval Europe in 1363 Gui de Choliaca`s book - " appeared; Source of art of surgical medicine . The separate section in Gui de Choliaca`s book was devoted to rules of hygiene of an oral cavity. Rules of hygiene contained 6 points, one of which assumed soft toothbrushing by mix of honey, burned salt and a small amount of vinegar. Gui de Choliac was convinced that healthy teeth well influence mental and physical health of the person. For prevention of destruction of teeth he appointed mixes from pomegranate, wild olive and other plants for rinsings, recommended regular removal of a scale.

The first mention of toothbrushes in the European literature belongs to 1675. The first tooth-powders made in drugstores according to special recipes, then their industrial production was arranged. The basis of these powders was made by chalk and a carbonate of magnesium. Small pounded leaves or fruits of herbs were added to powders (cinnamon, a sage, a violet, etc.) .

For the prevention of development of inflammatory diseases of an oral cavity and effective fight against them, scientific work is constantly conducted. Study structure of microflora of an oral cavity, biochemical and microbiological structure of tooth deposits. In modern stomatology and a parodontologiya possibilities of phytotherapy are widely used. Medicines of a phytogenesis are very effective in treatment of diseases of an oral cavity.

Herbs make soft impact on a human body and have good steady therapeutic effect. - the complex preparation on the basis of 7 herbs, is developed especially for treatment of inflammatory diseases of an oral cavity: stomatitis, gingivit, a periodontal disease, etc. Its structure is picked up in such a way that provides impact on different groups of microorganisms of a mouth irrespective of an etiologichesky factor of a disease.

The clinical trials of Stomatofit medicine conducted in the Moscow State Mediko - Stomatologic University in 2002 and 2009) proved its efficiency and safety.

The herbs which are a part Stomatofita possess the antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, knitting and anti-inflammatory action. Plant extract helps to remove an inflammation, burning, to reduce bleeding of gums, hypostasis, pain and an unpleasant smell from a mouth. - medicine, it is possible to buy it only in a drugstore. Before use it is necessary to consult with the expert.

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* Full text of results of clinical trials:

Preparation Stomatofit in complex treatment of inflammatory diseases of a parodont - 2002 Yu. M. Maksimovsky, MD, prof., manager. T. D. Chirkov`s departments, to. m of N, dots., departments, M. A. Ulyanova, to. m of N, dentist, department of faculty therapeutic stomatology of MGMSU.

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