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Soldier's toothpowder and brush

(This is in the WW1 box)

Can you answer the questions below by spinning this image and using the extra pictures?

Extra information and pictures

soldier's toothpowder from our WW1 artefacts for primary schools box

Questions

1. Why was it important for soldiers to look after their teeth?

 

2. Why did they use powder instead of toothpaste?

 

3. The toothbrush is made out of animal bone.  Why do you think this is?

Answers down here - no peeking until you're ready!

1. Why was it important for soldiers to look after their teeth?

 

ANSWER: So that they could fight without having bad teeth

 

2. Why did they use powder instead of toothpaste?

 

ANSWER: Toothpaste hadn’t been invented

 

3. The toothbrush is made out of animal bone.  Why do you think this is?

 

ANSWER: Because plastics hadn’t been invented

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