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Teeth

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Photograph of a man and a woman looking at an exhibit in the Teeth exhibition at Wellcome Collection.
Teeth exhibition, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC.

All the images, objects and artworks you could ever need to put a smile on your face.

Time Out

From folk remedies and tooth fairies to barber-surgeons and professional dentists, ‘Teeth’ told the tale of our pursuit of a pain-free mouth and the perfect smile.

Explore the highlights selected from over 150 objects, including ancient protective amulets and dental bling, dentures and drills, sketches and spittoons, tooth transplants and toothpaste ads.

Exhibition highlights