Teeth Equal Heart, a Human Essential Promotions of Knowledge on Teeth and the Modern Dentistry in the Bangkok Society

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ปรีดาภรณ์ เอี่ยมแจ๋


This paper investigates the promotions of knowledge on teeth and modern dentistry in Bangkok society between 2450s-2480s. The research question is how the white teeth culture from the western worldwas introduced in Bangkok society and how people thought about the white teeth. The finding suggests that the white teeth culture was introduced and promoted through schools, health care handbooks, literatures, advertisements, photos, modern dental businesses, including dental public health policies. However, the statistics of dental health showthat people regarded the white teeth as the representation of being modern like those of the western world ratherthan being aware of good health.


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