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Jun 4, 2021

In this show, the marshal and the madam discuss the products, procedures, and details of how pioneers cared for their teeth.

It's shocking how we still use many of the same products and treatments from over 100 years ago! You would think with advances in technology we would have progressed further...


This show's lagniappe:


Tooth Powder:

1 teaspoon cornstarch

2 drops myrrth oil

1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger

1 drop lavender oil

powdered sugar at your pleasure


Combine all together and mix into a paste.


Adapted from Missouri's, The St. Joseph Herald, January 5, 1894


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To learn more about Sherry and her books, visit her website

To learn more about Marshal and his work, visit his website.


Experience History: 

University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry Dental Museum


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