SubjectsFascinating FactsHistory FactsFactsIP Factoids The Ancient Egyptians invented the toothbrush and toothpaste. By IP Factly - Nov 8, 2016 0 2 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Image credit: Thegreenj/GFDL. Image credit: Thegreenj/GFDL. The Ancient Egyptians used the frayed ends of wooden twigs for toothbrushes – ouch! – and a mixture of burnt eggshells, ashes, powdered ox hooves and mint as toothpaste.