Dental hygiene set, circa 1820

Dental hygiene set, circa 1820

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Caption: Boxed, eight-tool dental hygiene set with a detachable ivory handle. The set includes tongue scrapers and various dental picks. 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). This set is English and dates from around 1820.

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