Merkel's Tooth Powder

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
To cleanse and whiten teeth. Removes tobacco stains. A tonic and astringent. Use in connection with semi-annual visit to your dentist. Recomended by dentists and doctors. For pyrrhea ... for soft, sore, bleeding spongy gums. Hardens and strengthens mouth tissues. For trench mouth ... As a mouth wash and throat gargle. Prevents tartar accumulation.
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Object Name
oral hygiene product
tooth powder
date made
ca 1917
Physical Description
metal (container material)
overall: 10.9 cm x 5 cm x 3.6 cm; 4 5/16 in x 1 15/16 in x 1 7/16 in
overall: 4 1/4 in x 2 in x 1 1/4 in; 10.795 cm x 5.08 cm x 3.175 cm
place made
United States: Ohio, Dayton
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Dental Products
Beauty and Health
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Oral Care
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Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Oral Care
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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