Monday, March 26, 2007

Say Ahhh......

Isn't it funny how you may have known something, and never realized that you've still got that crap floating around in the recesses of your brain? And all it takes is one word, or a song, or a phrase that makes it just as clear as beer piss!! That happened to me today at work. As I was filling out some paper work at my desk , a young child was wandering around the showroom. She had something in her hand that she wanted to give to her Mommy. Just as I looked up to smile at her, she looked at her Mom and said.."Look Ma!"...And immediately my mind raced back in time to the 60's , when one of the most popular catch phrases was " Look Ma...No Cavities"!
Just then, a man with a deep voice said.." Crest has shown to be an effective decay preventive dentifrice, when used in a conciensciously applied program of oral hygiene , and regular professional care". Plus that was emblazened on every tube of Crest toothpaste...Of course that kicked Mr. Knowitall into high gear. So let me tell you a little about Oral Hygiene....

People have been cleaning their teeth for thousands of years. Many ancient cultures used 'chew sticks'..Pencil sized twigs with one end frayed into soft bristles..Some have been excavated from tombs that are over 5000 years old.
The first toothbrush to resemble a modern one, originated in China around 1498. The bristles were plucked from hogs, and set into sticks of bamboo, or handles of bone. But animal hair is porous and water absorbant, which makes it a breeding ground for bacteria, so brushing did more harm than good. But none the less, Hog hair was used well into the 19th century. Toothbrushing didn't become popular in the U.S. until the late 30's. The main reason was the invention of the nylon bristle by Dupont in 1938. America finally had a substitute for the Hog Hair !!
History's first recorded toothpaste, was an Egyptian mixture of ground pumice and strong wine.
But the early Romans brushed their teeth with human urine...and also used it as mouthwash!
Actually, urine was an active component of toothpastes and mouthwashes well into the 18th century. The ammonia that it contains gave it a strong cleansing power. In poorer households baking soda was also used. What an abrasive!!
Fluoridated toothpaste came about as a result of a discovery made in Naples in 1802. Local dentists used it to clean yellow teeth, and during subsequant treatments they noticed the absence of cavities. However it took a while for the discovery to be implemented.The first U.S. water tests with fluoride didn't take place until 1915, and the first toothpaste with it , didn't hit the stores until 1956.....Crest!...."Look Ma..No Cavities"!

And now you know ...the rest of the story! Good Day............Peace.......Dr. G

50 comments:

gab said...

two post in one day you go G_man!

gab said...

whoo-hoo and I was first!!!! hugs

G-Man said...

And second also!!
You go Gabby....
PS> Thanks for the great E-Mail today.Hahahaha xo

cathy said...

did you post this before or after that diving in mouth first comment?
A girl could get offended by your train of thoughts.

G-Man said...

Cathy, trust me sweetie, this post had absolutely nothing to do with you!
Never take offense to anything I say.....
Thanks for reading it at least....And you are very funny!!!
Funny....Ha Ha!

NOT, Funny... Peculiar!

DarkAngel said...

I miss Paul Harvey

Cazzie!!! said...

Yep, and if you are ever out in the bush and you have feet sores from all that wlaking, peeing on them can sanitise them..ya kow!!!

G-Man said...

Angel? Is Paul Harvey dead?

Hi Cazzie, Why wouldn't you wash them in a bilabong? But If you wanted to tinkle on them thats cool!

wmy said...

First of all...gab is greedy...wait, I have done the same thing...never mind, love ya gab!! lol

Second, I was not aware that beer piss was clear...see, I am always learning from you!!
and...

Third...I started thinking about old commercials, and got that one where they say some kind of detergent is an "ancient chinese secret" and I cant remember what detergent it is...but I know you do...soooooooooooo?????

G-Man said...

We Need More Calgon!!

barman said...

Wow, talking about bringing back memories. I have not listened to Paul Harvey in a long time and all you need to is insert his catch phase and bam. I used to listen to him at work 2 jobs ago. I love his whole style. I also have a tendency to listen to AM radio when on a long trip and a highlight of those trips was Paul Harvey. Thanks.

Oh and by the way, bring me my wine ... I mean toothpaste. Hick!

barman said...

From what I can tell Paul Harvey is still around with broadcasts twice daily on once on Saturdays. I shall have to tune in and see.

G-Man said...

Barman...Good Day?

cathy said...

Talking about random thoughts popping up for some reason this post has reminded me of something I would prefer to stay fogotten but calgon won't do it. I need something heavy duty or I will have to spit my own tongue out.
By the way thanks for inspiring today's post, you may find it elucidating, then again...

Top cat said...

g-man..more interesting facts.:)
I've never understood that whole concept of putting fluoride in water when it's known to not be very good for you if consumed in large amounts.
IT'S ALREADY IN TOOTHPASTE water people!

I like when special moments happen when you'll hear a phrase and it triggers a memory, often complete with odors if that was part of the memory.:)
tc

G-Man said...

Mornin Son, But you smell good for a cat.

buddha_girl said...

I LOVE flossing. I think I'm addicted to it.

I read the previous post too and have been inspired to post something specific for ya. Check it out later today, mister.

lime said...

oh my stars...i am soooo glad i was not an early roman!

*opening wide to flash my cavity free toothies!

pink ginger 珂琳 said...

gee... very interesting discovery. toothbrush & toothpaste, small things but in big history huh !

javajazz said...

lucky Lime!
i envy her teeth...
both my sisters have
cavity free teeth,
poopooheads...

Ameratis said...

Wow...I luv my toothpaste and toothbrush! I am glad it doesnt have urine in it though, at least not that I know of and am glad I dont know.

But what did the child have in her hand?? That mystery is killing me!!

Strumpet said...

I, myself, am a BIG fan of both the Crest White Strip and the GoSmile system.

And Vanilla Mint Listerine is my BFF.

And Altoids. Altoids rock. They even come dipped in dark chocolate now.

Oral Hygiene AND anti-oxidants all in one little mint.

jillie said...

Wow..very interesting! You're just on a bloggin roll aren't you!

Will you do my blog? lol...

I just can't imagine using urine...ewww! But you know, it is sterile until it becomes contaminated.

Excuse me but I feel this strong desire to go an brush my teeth now...
xoxo

barefoot_mistress said...

While in India be sure to snap a twig off a nearbly neem tree to chew on to clean your teeth! But I will bet Mona already told you that...runs to see......OMG I beat Mona, bless that 13 hour time difference!

NEEM says Susie Auntiji!

Jodes said...

dude - here i am - how are you? smooches.......

G-Man said...

BG, sorry about your ordeal ... But you got a pretty good post out of it!! Always glad to check you out sweetie..xo

Beautiful smile Michelle!
xo

Hi Pink Ginger!!
Let me see your pearly whites....Niiiice!
Thanks for stopping by for 2 straight days...xo

Hi JJ!!
I have never had a cavity in my life!!
But I'm missin a few. Haha
Thanks for coming by Lisa. xo

Imp, We have a promotion thats coincides with the NCAA Hoops Tourney..And on the showroom floor we have a basketball hoop set up... Next to the hoop there are several 'smaller' basketballs that young kids can shoot. She had one in her hand....
Thanks for asking...xox

Thats our Strumpet!
Always on the cutting edge of 'hip'...
In 2 days watch all the Chocolate Altoids disappear!!!
Thanks for your report..
...shit knower!

Jildo, I've seen enough German 'water sports' on the web, to know that some countries still use piss to gargle with!!
I guess it saves you from putting salt in warm water eh?

Sue-Zay-Que!!! Honey I Love You!
Excuse me...Yes mistress you waxed Mona today!!
( speed wise...Not Brazilian )

Jodi? I thought you wuz in Atl? Hi Baby!!!

SeaRabbit said...

we are getting worry about the 'too much' fluor getting in our kids body... everything have an hidden face... ;-(

jillie said...

Well I can rest assure you that I am NOT one of those Germans...Ewwwww!!!

G-Man said...

That translated well indeed Searabbit...Everything does have a hidden face!!
Nice to see the beautiful Jo!! Thanks for stopping by..xoxoxox

Jillie, you fucking crazy bitch!!!
You are one of the few people in the world that really makes me laugh.xox
Really!

tkkerouac said...

I brush my teeth with baking soda.

barefoot_mistress said...

Did someone say brazilian?

"We need more WAX!"

G-Man said...

Tracy, stop using that now..Your wear the enamel off..

Susie, Mr. R sure is one lucky bastard!!
I hope he knows it....
I'm sure he does because you guys always seem like such a happy family.
I'd pay to see you wax Mona.....Gxo

barman said...

I just do not know if they could include pee in the toothpaste. I mean what will it read? New and improved... now with more pee? I am so happy that they updated the toothpaste and the brush. Now if only I could find floss that works for me.

barefoot_mistress said...

Gman! That was naughty.
But, I know this woman, actually she dyes my eyelashes...and does waxing...
She told me that she and another gf were practicing brazilians on each other..and she said she lasted ONE wax strip..it hurt so bad! LOL...and...giggle...she was lopsided..if you know what I mean after that...LOL..and then when she tried to wax her gf, she lasted one strip..too erm..just TOOOO MUCH INFO!
LMAO here....ok so....best to handle those things oneself...

G-Man said...

Barman, whats with that avatar? Is that you?

Mistress, that was an awesome story. Not all that naughty, but quite interesting. Sorta like Susie....You dye youreyebrows?

Top cat said...

g-man..what's up with this weather?

SignGurl said...

What's wrong with using baking soda as toothpaste?

MONA said...

G man..in acient times we used to brush our teeth with Neem sticks..chewing upon them.Neem is the mother of all the medicinal plants...It can cure some very hardcore diseases. For oral Hygene it is the best. I have used the sticks too, but found them too bitter..But we do get a neem herbal toothpaste here.Also Clove oil toothpaste.& I use a very special herbal toothpaste.I have never seen a dentist in my Life..no probs there with my pearly whites :))
As for the Brazialian waxing..sorry you wont get a chance there. We Indians have loads of medicinal & beauty secrets..& also sex secrets...[ Google Kamasutra for that one].Do you know, that as soon as a female child is born, they applt the blood from the baby's umblical chord to the underarms & you know where.Then the girl never grows any hair on those parts..Lol

tkkerouac said...

tkkerouac said...
PLEASE COME LEAVE YOUR BLOG NAME AND URL, IF YOU WOULD BE LIKE TO BE LINKED UNDER MOMTHEMINX.

jillie said...

Are you "workin" it today g-man?

lol

jillie said...

Ok I've just read Susies latest...OUCH!!!

I have this sudden and strange urge to sit in a cool sitz bath for about 15 min....sssssssssssssssssssssssss.

HAHAHAHAHA...

I agree with g-man Susie...you guys just look like the all American dream ;o)

Serena Joy said...

I'm really glad I stumbled across your blog, g-man. Love it! Lots and lots of good stuff to think on and play around with.:)

javajazz said...

G-man likes it when people
play with him, Serena Joy...
especially girl people....

Strumpet said...

Galen,

You make me laugh.

I'm just a serious product junkie and quite the sucker for a clever marketing campaign.

Cos anything that's curiously strong makes Strumpet strongly curious.


Barman, I LOVE your new pic. And try the Satin Tape...it works much better. It's just a little wider than floss and isn't waxy. It makes for a very smooth flossing experience.

G-Man said...

TC, I don't know brother, But if I can ride, it's OK with me!!

SignGurl, It wears the enamel off! So don't do it..Also if you puke a lot, the amino acids that you barf up wears the enamel off also!!
So theres a double Whammy!

Mona, I think I would enjoy clove toothpaste.
I know the lovely Signgurl would hate it though...Right Jenn?
As for the Kama Sutra?
I am quite aware of that guide! But seriously, you gotta be double jointed to do a lot of those positions..And a Man of girth, such as myself, is not suited for some of them!
But Mona...I would be quite curious as to which number is your favorite...from a literary standpoint of course...G xox

Tracy, I would be glad to do that if I only knew how...JENN!!!

Jillie Bean, Is this the drunken women night?
Yeah I was workin it hard all day!! xoxox

Serena Joy, I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit today...Thats what I'm here for...The amusement of my readers!!

JJ, Thats a very true statement..The more playful the better!!! xo

Strumpet dear...I have noticed that there is a run on those alredy...
You are the trendsetter of blogdom!!!
Rock On !!! xoxox

Serena Joy said...

Thats what I'm here for...The amusement of my readers!!

An excellent philosophy, and good to know -- since I live to be amused.:)

Autumn Storm said...

It's an education visiting you. :-D
Hope you have a great Thursday.

G-Man said...

Hi Autumn, Did'nt make it to the HNT eh?
Thanks for being so sweet to the G-Man xoxox

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cathy said...

oh bum! wrong post again.