Charles M. Marks D.D.S and Dental Associates.

Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Drs. Charles M. Marks and his associates offer Invisalign, cosmetic dental treatments and dental care for children, teens and adults.


A Look at the Surprising History of Toothpaste

As your dentist has surely told you, toothpaste is a vital part of a healthy oral hygiene routine. It cleans the teeth, fights cavities, and, along with regular cleanings at a dentist office, can help prevent the need for fillings. But what exactly is toothpaste made of? And is it a new-fangled invention, or have people been using it as part of preventative dentistry for centuries?

Watch this video for a detailed description of the surprising history of toothpaste. For example, you’ll learn that even the ancient Egyptians used a form of toothpaste made from natural herbs and minerals. Over the years, scientists updated this formula with various experimental ingredients—from dangerous radioactive thorium to the cavity-fighting fluoride that is common today.

Are you thinking about upgrading your dental health routine? For a dentist serving New York, call Charles M. Marks D.D.S. and Dental Associates at (929) 252-9658. Your teeth will thank you!


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347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

Hours of Operation

  • Closed Sunday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
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