I saw a youtube video where someone said that Listerine "invented" the problem of bad breath just so they could sell their product, as if they're inventing problems that don't exist and then being "capitalist pigs", but bad breath smells disgusting. I'm glad we have oral hygiene products now.
Right I am glad we have a variety of tooth care products now,. If I read an historic romance novel, I always think yuck how could you kiss someone who doesn't take care of their teeth
Same with most beauty products
You sure about that?
Yea people definitely ate mint leaves and other items in order to freshen their breath.
I think humans figured out that other humans could have bad breath ages before the toothbrush. There were probably many other "remedies" for it along with mint leaves.
But was it a common thing?
I'm pretty sure it was just a given back then.