The Toothbrush Brigade

My dentist has this image hanging up in his office, with the following description:

"The Toothbrush Brigade of Long Beach, California, promote dental hygiene with their three-foot toothbrushes, circa 1950. They are rehearsing for the Tenth Annual 'Brownie Button' party which will be held under the auspices of the Long Beach Dental Society as a climax to the city's Save The Teeth movement."
     Posted By: Paul - Mon Jun 01, 2009
     Category: Costumes and Masks | Hygiene | 1950s

Did anyone else experience the "dental police" coming to school and making you chew that chalky stuff that turned your teeth red and supposedly showed if you had cavities?
Posted by Nethie on 06/01/09 at 12:04 PM
This still seems like a better plan than our current dental insurance plans.
Posted by Matt in Florida on 06/01/09 at 12:53 PM
They did this in CA because y'all have teeth. The program woulda flopped in W VA, where it takes a buss load of folks to get a good set of teeth.
Posted by Paul in Athens GA on 06/01/09 at 02:22 PM
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