Doramad Radioactive Toothpaste (ca. 1940-1945) 

Doramad radioactive toothpaste was produced during World War II by Auergesellschaft of Berlin. The same company founded by Carl Auer von Welsbach who invented the gas lantern mantle!  

A gamma spectroscopy analysis did reveal trace quantities of thorium, but the levels are too low to be detected with a simple hand-held survey meter. For the story behind this toothpaste, and it is an interesting one, click here

The front of the tube reads (as best as I can determine):


Radioaktive Zahncreme. 

Biologisch wirksam  

 Reinigend  ·  Keimtötend  ·  Erfrischend

Auergesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft 

Abteilung Chemie · Berlin N 65.

The back of the tube reads:

Was leistet Doramad? 

Durch ihre radioaktive Strahlung steigert sie die Abwehrkräfte von Zahn u. Zahnfleisch. Die Zellen werden mit neuer Lebensenergie geladen, die Bakterien in ihrer zerstörenden Wirksamkeit gehemmt. Daher die vorzügliche Vorbeugungs- und Heilwirkung bei Zahnfleischerkrankungen. Poliert den Schmelz aufs Schonendste weiß und glänzend. Hindert Zahnsteinansatz. Schäumt herrlich, schmeckt neuartig, angenehm, mild u. erfrischend. Ausgiebig im Gebrauch.

Judith Calliste has kindly provided the following translation: 

What Does Doramad Do?

Its radioactive radiation increases the defenses of teeth and gums. The cells are loaded with new life energy, the bacteria are hindered in their destroying effect. This explains the excellent prophylaxis and healing process with gingival diseases. It gently polishes the dental enamel so it turns white and shiny. Prevents dental calculus. Wonderful lather and a new, pleasant, mild and refreshing taste. Can be applied sparingly.


Size: 4 3/4" long

The following images are of a Doramad brochure.

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