Marvelous Mouth

The Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry will be closed to the public Monday, September 2nd, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. We will reopen Tuesday, September, 3rd at our normal time. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Image of title page for The Marvelous Mouth interactive computer program

Explore how to take care of braces, how mouth guards protect teeth during sports, why oral piercings and tobacco use can lead to tooth trouble, and what careers are possible in the world of dentistry with hands-on models and a fun interactive computer game that reveals tooth truths that will keep kids smiling for a lifetime.


On a Mission: Learn all about brushing, flossing, fluoride, teeth whitening, mouthguards, and braces.

Teeth-O-Rama: Find out the parts of a tooth, how your permanent teeth grow into your mouth, and how braces actually move your teeth with a fun, interactive computer program.

Dangers to the Mouth: Discover the dangers of oral piercings, tobacco use, and methamphetamines.

I Can Really Get Into This: Explore careers in dentistry, from dentist to lab technician, and what it takes to get there.

Guard Your Winning Smile: Find out how sports equipment and mouth guards protect teeth during gametime.


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