Teel Liquid Dentifrice

Teel Liquid Dentifrice

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Object Name
oral hygiene product
Other Terms
Box; Oral Hygiene; Personal Hygiene
Proctor & Gamble
place made
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Physical Description
cardboard (packaging material)
blue (overall color)
red (overall color)
black (overall color)
white (overall color)
glass (container material)
paper (container material)
plastic (container material)
overall: 3 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 7.9375 cm x 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Michael R. Harris in memory of Everett Jackson
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Oral Care
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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I just dug up a Teel bottle with cap in a very old flower bed! I love finding stuff like this!! SW South Dakota
Does anyone remember what the flavor of Teel was? I was just telling my grandson's friend about how I used it as a child because "adult" toothpaste burned my tongue. We have a tube now that makes my tongue almost hurt when I brush my teeth. I can't remember the flavor except it was good and very pretty red color.
Flavor of Teel was Cinnamon as I remember it. I am 86 years young and I remember it from 1941-42. It was red and th bottle wasn’t very big! I loved it. Have a good day.
We were just reminiscing about old commercials when my sister mentioned liking the taste of Teel and would sip some because it taste so good. My husband said he played with a little boy whose father was a dentist and the kid always smelled so good like Teel. Wonder when they quit making it. We’re all in our 80s.
One of the highlights of staying overnight at my grandparents in the late 40’s early 50’s was getting to use their “Teel”
I love hearing the memories! Yesterday, on the ranch where we live, I unearthed the cutest little bottle, complete with cap. I'd never heard of Teel, but just a google or two brought me here to this site. I'll be seeing my 93 yr old mother in a few days, and I'll take this little bottle to show her. Sometimes something like the bottle or a picture will bring back memories. I wonder if she has memories of Teel also. Thank you, Jude, Mark, and Vera for sharing!
I remember Teel I'm 86 Used it as a kid. More frequently, though, used Colgate ammoniated tooth powder
I remember Teel and used it as a youth (b.1936).
Just got to thinking about using Teel, can remember the taste, and how thick it was,,so,,am 87, and sometimes no filter, if thinking it, saying it, therefore; put question to Facebook if anyone remembered it, and only one person did,,so am thinking maybe dreaming,,,but one person googled (which I had tried, but googled under tooth paste, so guess why I couldn’t find) ,This person found ad and posted in comments,, then I googled again as dentifrice, and found it...have been reminiscing this long ago bottle of Teel, I used to brush my teeth with when I was a kid, and yes, I remember Life with Riley on the radio, and them talking about Teel, so thankful at my age, I can remember things like this. Fun memory.

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