Get your teeth into exhibition

An EXHIBITION which takes families inside the fascinating world of their mouth is set to open at Magna Science Adventure Centre.

A range of interactive exhibits will explore everything from the anatomy of the mouth and how it works to the surprising history of dental hygiene and dentistry, and how to care for teeth and gums.

Keeping Britain Smiling has been designed to encourage children to take better care of their teeth in a bid to tackle rising decay rates.

Magna, housed in vast former steelworks at Templeborough, Rotherham, is the only venue in the north of England to host the exhibition during a tour which began at London’s O2 Bubble.

Among surprising facts being revealed by the exhibition are that Egyptians in 2000BC cleaned their teeth with toothpaste made of vinegar and powdered pumice stone, and that goats’ feet were used by Ancient Greeks to keep gums healthy.