People have been brushing their teeth for thousands of years. In fact, the first “toothbrush” was created around 3000BC. Studies show that ancient civilizations used a thin twig with a frayed edge to rub against their teeth for cleaning. Luckily for us, in today’s society we have advanced a lot from that twig! Brushing and flossing properly, along with regular dental checkups, can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.