The Ancient Egyptians invented breath mints.

 

breath mints
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Apart from inventing toothbrushes and the toothpaste, the Ancient Egyptians are credited with coming up with breath mints. They used pellets made of a mixture of frankincense, myrrh and cinnamon boiled with honey to get rid of the unpleasant odor in their mouths.

 

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