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Toothbrush, dental powder and tongue-scraper, 18th century

Toothbrush, dental powder and tongue-scraper, 18th century

C045/1951

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40.6 x 31.0 cm ⏐ 16.0 x 12.2 in (300dpi)

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Toothbrush, box of dental powder and tongue-scraper, 18th century. Silver toothbrush, box of powder for cleaning teeth, a device for scraping the coating off the tongue, and a pot marked 'The Queen's Dentifrice'. Such items would have been used to try and counter the effects of the rich diet and heavy drinking indulged in by the rich.

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