Dental care at home

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Most people in the past have not had the knowledge we have today of the importance of good oral hygiene at home. Toothbrushes as we know them did not appear until a little over 200 years ago and even after that they were too expensive for most of the population. Find out about a couple of items used by the more wealthy amongst our ancestors:

Travelling toothbrushes, early 20th centurytravelling toothbrushes
Two types of thumb guard, first half of the 20th centurythumb guards
oral hygiene set