Why tooth powders are often colored red (1873)

“To remove the defect of being apt to accumulate between the folds of the gums and in the cracks and interstices of the teeth, charged against the white powders by those who use them carelessly, a reddish or flesh-coloured tinge is commonly given them by the addition of a little rouge, red coral, rose-pink, Armenian …

A Method to make the Teeth beautifully white (1772)

“Take Rose-water, Syrup of Violets, clarified Honey, and Plantain-water, of each half an ounce; Spirit of Vitriol one ounce; mix them all together; rub the teeth with a linen rag moistened in this Liquor, and then rince the mouth with Rose and Plantain Water, of each equal parts.” The Toilet of Flora, 1772

Mouth Pastils for Smokers (1873)

Take of Fresh-roasted coffee (in fine powder) …. 1 1/2 ounce Chocolate (do.) …. 1 1/2 ounce White sugar (do.) …. 1 1/2 ounce Vanilla (do.) …. 1 ounce Charcoal (recent; do.) …. 1 ounce Mucilage of tragacanth (to mix) …. q.s. The preceding, sucked ad libitum, are used to sweeten and perfume the breath; the last also acts …