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Parents Watch out for TV Teeth!

A national campaign to prevent dental decay among children was called for yesterday by a special committee of the British Dental Association.

The committee warns parents about "TV teeth".

"Watch your children while they are watching TV. Do they sit with their heads held between their hands, pressing against their jaws?

"Such seemingly harmless habits may actually endanger the teeth, and, if persisted in, may do permanent harm.

"During the first ten years of life, the teeth will move readily from their normal position under quite slight pressure. The irregularities so caused can lead to decay, disfigurement and the loss of teeth".

From an article in the Dundee Courier and Advertiser 1954

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