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Medical ➔ Bottle, Medicine, Stannous Fluoride

Short brown glass bottle with black cap, and white label with blue lettering containing stannous fluoride used by dentists when cleaning teeth. This bottle is considered a piece of realia, associated with Archival Collection #117, 'Study of Water Fluoridation and Dental Health'.;This bottle of stannouse fluoride is useful along with other items in this accession in telling the story of the Grand Rapids study to determine the effects on dental health of adding fluoride to a community's drinking water supply.;This set of impressions was collected by the National Institue of Dental and Craniofacial Research for use in the exhibition, 'The Fluoride Story'.;The documents and artifacts in this collection were amassed by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research for the exhibition 'The Fluoride Story'. This sample bottle was originally supplied by Indiana University to dentists to be used for topical application to patient's teeth, to improve dental health.
1950 – 1970
Glass, Plastic, Stannous Fluoride
2.5" h 1.5" w 1" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Gift Of National Institutes Of Health National Institute Of Dental And Craniofacial Research
Science Tuesday: Creepy Chemistry (October 2017)
Science Tuesdays is an ongoing educational experience, offering science programming based on changing themes each month. Science Tuesdays take place throughout the day on Tuesdays at the Museum and include a variety of activities and interactive displays.
Proctor And Gamble

Indiana University, School Of Dentistry

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute of Health