People's History of the NHS


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.

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