From the historical record, A.C. 500, Chinese invented world’s first toothbrush..

1938, as the development of technology and invention of Nylon. Oral-B originator Dr. Robert Hutson invented world’s first soft nylon bristle toothbrush. This enhanced toothbrush’s historical to the next level.
1950, Dr. Robert Hutson designed and patented the first Oral-B toothbrush in U.S.
1969, Oral-B becomes the first toothbrush to go to the moon. Oral-B brushes were on board the Apollo 11 mission, the first moon landing.
1983, Oral-B now has the parent and the power to springboard into global leadership. The pace of new product activity, technology, and innovation picks up speed.
1991, Oral-B Indicator introduces the first-ever fading bristles with patented technology: The bristles fade with use, thereby signaling the consumer when to change his/her toothbrush. The company won a first-place Edison Award for product innovation for the Indicator toothbrush.
1993, Oral-B Advantage toothbrush, with its revolutionary multilevel trim patterns, is launched. Its features unique bristle patterns for effective, whole-bristle cleaning.
1998, Oral-B also announces the introduction of the Oral-B CrossAction toothbrush and SATINfloss.
2003, The Oral-B Stages line is introduced, marking the first time children's toothbrushes are designed for the four different stages of a child's dental development.

Today, Oral-B has more than 20 patented designs and become the brand more dentists use themselves.

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