Clinomyn smokers toothpaste

1971-1975 in London

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Tube of Clinomyn smoker's toothpaste with box, 1971-1975. Top three quarter view, Grey background.
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Boxed tube of "Clinomyn smokers toothpaste", by Trentham Laboratories, England, 1971-1975

The nicotine and tar in tobacco smoke causes yellow staining on the teeth. Toothpastes like this one were advertised “to keep teeth free from tobacco and other stains without harsh abrasive action”. Originally made by Trentham Laboratories, Clinomyn toothpaste is still available today. Toothpaste and toothpowders only began to be used in Britain from the 1700s, becoming increasingly popular in the 1840s.

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box, cardboard, cap, plastic and tube, aluminium
toothpaste and dentistry (cleaning), clinomyn smokers toothpaste, box, dentistry (cleaning), toothpaste and tube
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment

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