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2. Dental hygiene traveling set, ca. 1795
George Washington's dental hygiene traveling set, ca. 1795
Courtesy Mount Vernon Ladies' Association
George Washington regularly purchased tooth brushes, teeth scrapers, denture files, toothache medication and cleaning solutions. His possessions included this traveling dental hygiene set consisting of (from bottom to top) a container for tooth powder, tooth brush, tongue scraper, and a traveling case.