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Teaching Tooth Care
Description: Children at the Plimpton School in Walpole, Massachusetts learn proper teeth brushing habits as they participate in a study examining the effects of adding Penicillin to toothpaste. The study is sponsored by Andrew Jergens Company and is being conducted by a Tufts College scientist.
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Clip #: MF-21E
Length: 2:07
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
Subject: Schools
Original: 16mm
1950s, Walpole, Massachusetts, Plimpton School, children entering school, children participating in penicillin toothpaste study, children removing tooth brushing supplies from closet and passing out to children seated at desks, children tucking paper napkins into shirts, children seated at desks mixing powdered dentifrice toothpaste and thoroughly brushing teeth, tooth powder, female dentist examining children’s teeth, children smiling and examining their teeth in small mirror on “People look at your teeth. Do you?” sign, smiling boy wearing glasses

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