W. Woods Toothpaste Pot (Pot)

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A growing range of tooth powders and toothpastes began to be commercially available in the mid-1800s. Chemists would often develop their own toothpaste recipe and use ceramic pots like this one to advertise their products. This toothpaste sold by a Plymouth-based chemist was made using areca nuts, which are now known to cause cancer.

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