Dental hygiene set, circa 1821

Dental hygiene set, circa 1821

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Caption: Four steel dental hygiene tools with ivory handles dating from around 1820, England. These are shown in their original morocco case. 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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