Marvelous Mouth

Starting Monday, March 25th, the National Museum of Dentistry will be closed to the public on Mondays for the summer. We will be utilizing these days to develop new exhibits and resources for the upcoming year, as well as utilizing this time to make our collection of over 40,000 objects and archival materials more accessible to the public. If you'd like to volunteer to help us with our collections or exhibitions on Mondays, please contact Patrick Cutter at 410-706-0600 or by visiting our Volunteer page.

The museum will remain open Tuesday through Friday during our normal operating hours, 9am-4pm, for walk-ins and group tours during this time. 

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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