Made in the U.K. by the Royal Film Unit, this 1940s hygiene film focuses on dental care. At :51, an expectant mother is shown visiting a clinic and looks at an x-ray of her fetus where the teeth are clearly shown forming in its skull. At 1:26, the mother is shown picking up bottles of milk, cheese, and vegetables as well as cod liver oil and orange juice — all of which the narrator claims will help produce strong teeth. At 1:54, a boy is examined by a dentist who works on him with a drill. At 2:24, the mother is shown breast feeding her infant. At 2:58, a baby is shown teething. At 3:44 an animation shows the growth of teeth from baby to adult. At 5:35, a nice arrangement of teeth is shown in a young woman. At 5:49 a girl with terrible dental problems is shown.She is poisoning herself with her rotten teeth. At 6:32, a man with absolutely awful teeth is shown. At 6:47, false teeth are shown in the man. At 7:00 an animation shows tooth decay process. At 8:30, a girl eats jelly on bread, and that promotes decay. At 9:10, children brush their teeth and there are pointers about brush types and use. At 12:28, a dentist examines a girl with a mirror.
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