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Teeth Matter – Guard them well

This poster was part of a broader campaign aimed at encouraging correct teeth brushing amongst children. It shows a tube of toothpaste and a toothbrush in a sentry box, emphasising the need to guard teeth against plaque and cavities. Produced by the Central Office of Information on behalf of the Ministry of Health, c. 1960.

Source:
Wellcome Library, Iconographic Collection 576223i (https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/result.html?_IXMAXHITS_=1&_IXACTION_=query&_IXFIRST_=318&_IXSR_=ea7a85FqdwL&_IXSS_=_IXFPFX_%3dtemplates%252ft%26_IXMAXHITS_%3d250%26c%3d%2522historical%2bimages%2522%26_IXFIRST_%3d1%26%252asform%3dwellcome%252dimages%26%2524%2b%2528%2528with%2bwi_sfgu%2bis%2bY%2529%2band%2bnot%2b%2528%2522contemporary%2bclinical%2bimages%2522%2bindex%2bwi_collection%2bor%2b%2522corporate%2bimages%2522%2bindex%2bwi_collection%2529%2529%2band%2bnot%2bwith%2bsys_deleted%3d%252e%26%2524%253dsi%3dtext%26_IXACTION_%3dquery%26%3d%26_IXrescount%3d318%26_IXINITSR_%3dy%26%2524%253dsort%3dsort%2bsortexpr%2bimage_sort%26_IXshc%3dy%26%2524%253ds%3ddental&_IXSPFX_=templates%2ft&_IXFPFX_=templates%2ft)

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