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Teeth are an important factor in keeping us healthy. Teeth bite and chew food so that it is small enough to be swallowed when we eat. Teeth also help us to form our words so that we can speak properly!

In the 1900’s many people used to have all their teeth taken out when they were in their early 20s.  Often it was sort of a birthday present from their family!

In those days, ‘real’ dentists were few and far between, plus it was expensive to have any dental work done and many people could not afford it. It was thought that having all their teeth out and wearing false teeth meant that people wouldn’t have any problems or pain from teeth again for the rest of their lives! 

 

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