Teeth is a new exhibition held at the Wellcome Collection, charting the history of dentistry and oral health.

It tells the tale of our pursuit for a perfect smile, and with around two weeks to go until the exhibition closes, I went to see what all the fuss is about.

Teeth contains a rich display of over 150 tooth-related objects, ranging from historical artefacts to pieces of art.

It is a remarkable and interesting collection that shows us how far we really have come. From Napoleon’s toothbrush and oil paintings, to a medieval wooden dental chair used by barbers.

Other highlights include wartime dentures, dental training tools and letters to the Tooth Fairy. Teeth is a nostaligic look into the past of how we thought of, and cared for, our mouth.

As you walk through the exhibition the objects step further into the modern day.  Eventually, we are left with a vision of what dental care may look like in the future.

Teeth is free to enter and is on until 16 September 2018. If you are in London and have to time to spare in the Euston area, please go check it out. It’s sure to put a smile on your face.

It’s not the biggest of galleries so you’ll be in-and-out within the hour. For most, you might be able to get around it in less than 45 minutes.

You can also hire audio description and request a guided tour from one of the team’s experts.

Visit the Wellcome Collection website for more details about the exhibit, as well as opening times.

Telling the Tooth           Tuesday 11 September 2018, 19:30—22:00

Held in the Wellcome Collection café, join Navreet Chawla and Dave Pickering for an intimate evening of true storytelling that will reveal untold tales of our teeth.

Enjoy listening to two award-winning writers and presenters transform true-to-life stories into memorable tales.

Tickets are free but available on a first-come first-served basis.  You can reserve your place by booking online here.