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Dental health

Title(s):
Dental health
Author(s):
United States. War Office.
Publication Date:
1945
Publisher:
[United States] : War Office, [1945?]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
023 min.
Color
Black and white
Sound
Subject(s):
Oral Hygiene
Toothbrushing
Tooth -- anatomy & histology
Periodontal Diseases
Dentures
Military Personnel
United States
Documentaries and Factual Films
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Identifier(s):
See catalog record: 101306230
http://resource.nlm.nih.gov/101306230
Description:
This military training film on dental health is designed for army troops. Over appropriate animation and classroom scenes, a narrator/dental officer explains the structure and function of human teeth. The process of tooth decay, abcess, and systematic infection is illustrated. The basic rules for maintaining good dental health are presented. An army-issue tooth brush is shown close-up. The dental officer demonstrates the proper method of brushing and flossing on a set of articulated dentures. He discusses gum disease and pyorrhea, their causes and prevention. Over footage showing a patient with and without his dentures, the dental officer gives advice on how to wear dentures and the importance of wearing them if needed. He gives tips on caring for dentures and how to bite and chew using dentures over footage of a seargent with dentures eating properly in the mess hall. At the end of the film over footage of troops in combat, the dental officer stresses the need for good dental health as a component of combat effectiveness. Shots include troops exercising, troops in the mess hall, and George Washington's dentures.
Gift from the American Dental Association; Received: Aug. 19, 1986
Title(s):
Dental health
Author(s):
United States. War Office.
Publication Date:
1945
Publisher:
[United States] : War Office, [1945?]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
023 min.
Color
Black and white
Sound
Subject(s):
Oral Hygiene
Toothbrushing
Tooth -- anatomy & histology
Periodontal Diseases
Dentures
Military Personnel
United States
Documentaries and Factual Films
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Identifier(s):
See catalog record: 101306230
http://resource.nlm.nih.gov/101306230
Description:
This military training film on dental health is designed for army troops. Over appropriate animation and classroom scenes, a narrator/dental officer explains the structure and function of human teeth. The process of tooth decay, abcess, and systematic infection is illustrated. The basic rules for maintaining good dental health are presented. An army-issue tooth brush is shown close-up. The dental officer demonstrates the proper method of brushing and flossing on a set of articulated dentures. He discusses gum disease and pyorrhea, their causes and prevention. Over footage showing a patient with and without his dentures, the dental officer gives advice on how to wear dentures and the importance of wearing them if needed. He gives tips on caring for dentures and how to bite and chew using dentures over footage of a seargent with dentures eating properly in the mess hall. At the end of the film over footage of troops in combat, the dental officer stresses the need for good dental health as a component of combat effectiveness. Shots include troops exercising, troops in the mess hall, and George Washington's dentures.
Gift from the American Dental Association; Received: Aug. 19, 1986