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ST. LOUIS BUTTON CO.
LOCAL No 5
AMALGAMATED LITHOGRAPHERS of AMERICA
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Americans didn’t begin brushing their teeth until the 1900s with only a 7% compliance of the population. During World War I, oral hygiene became a national crisis. By the 1930s, 65% of Americans adopted the habit of brushing their teeth. During World War II, soldiers were required to brush their teeth. The trend has continued with an average 69% of Americans brushing their teeth twice a day.
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