National Geographic : 1925 Jan
Don't wait to counteract tooth trouble Prevent It! Colgate's removes causes of tooth decay ii SMILING TEETH FORLIFE HE time to fightunhealthy teeth is before disease sets in-not after. Give your self and your family a chance to escape disease by the most effective and inexpensive method in the world-preven tion. Preventive science is the new development in dentistry. Its aim is to keep teeth healthy and teeth can be kept healthy only when they are kept clean. Healthy teeth are as necessary to beauty as pretty eyes and a lovely complexion. Causes of tooth decay must be removed-safely. Soap and chalk, scientists say, are the best agents yet discovered for cleaning teeth safely-and these are ingredients of Colgate's Ribbon Dental Cream. BY MAUD TOUSEY PANGEL. "Washes," Polishes and Protects Colgate's does not scrape teeth clean. It washes them gently and thoroughly. Washing action results from the mild vegetable oil soap. The chalk removes clinging particles of food and the soap washes them away. The mouth is left in its normal condition-refreshed and clean. There is no grit in Colgate's, for grit scratches tooth enamel and thus invites decay instead of fighting it. Colgate's con tains no dangerous ingredients. Its function is to cleanse and protect. The Safe Course See your dentist at least twice a year and use Colgate's regu larly. It is priced as sensibly as it is made-25c for the large tube. COLGATE & CO. Established 1806 ) AD TEETH and malnu- L trition are closely associ ated. In the United States 68% of the school children have defective teeth: 22.7% suffer from malnutrition. (Authoritative figures.) Dr. Robert Hugh Rose, in his book "Eat Your Way to Health," says, "If these de fects were confined to the poor it would not be such a reflection upon our concep tion of how to nourish the nation, but the rich suffer about the same as the poor." When teeth decay, either from faulty diet or from lack of care, development of the child is retarded both phys ically and mentally. Poison from decaying teeth permeates the body. Then serious trouble starts. Dread diseases may develop. Even life itself may be cut short. Many cities have under taken preventive dentistry in the schools. Philanthropic organizations have t a k e n hold. Big business institu tions are making tooth care compulsory. It means better work from employes, and fewer absences. As education advances-as the serious effects of un healthy teeth are becoming know n-more and more forces are combating this na tional defect. Conditions can greatly be improved. Give the child a chancel These New York City school children are being given a chance to escape the conse quences of unhealthy teeth. Healthy mouths lessen the danger of "catching" disease.