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Areca Nut Tooth Paste pot for lid 00015626

Date: 1875-1910
Dimensions:
Overall: 0.15 kg
Medium: Ceramic
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Ointment container
Object No: 00015627

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    HistoryAreca Nut toothpaste was made from the pulverised charcoal of betel nuts, also known as areca nuts. While the toothpaste turned teeth black during use, it reduced the incidence of dental decay.

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