Personal dental hygiene set, c1820

Personal dental hygiene set, c1820

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Caption: Personal dental hygiene set with four steel tools and a detachable ivory handle. This set is English and dates from around 1820. The nineteenth century was a period of rapid progression in the field of dentistry and dental hygiene; it saw the first publication of the British Dental Journal (1843) and the opening of the first dental schools in Britain (1859).

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