Invented in 1755 by Dr. Julien Botot for King Louis XV of France, Botot is considered the world’s first toothpaste. It is recognized by The Royal Society of Medicine as a Superior Natural Product in 1785. Still made from a completely natural formula featuring gillyflower, cinnamon, anise and ginger, this bright pink toothpaste is strongly flavored and intensely warming.
Made from modern-day, updated ingredients, Botot freshens breath, protects teeth from plaque and tarter, and promotes healthy gum circulation. The natural flavors have luckily remained the same. The Latin inscription on the tube reads ‘cui fidas vide’, meaning ‘watch whom you trust’. You can trust Wikiconic on this one: there is simply no better toothpaste than Botot.
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