Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The First President of the US Only Had One Tooth

The first president of the United States, George Washington had horrible teeth. It's true, when becoming  president, he only had one natural tooth.   Perhaps, that's why we never see him smiling in pictures. Although many people of the time had missing teeth, only the aristocrats wore dentures.
                                       Smile GW. We can fix that smile with dental implants!

Many believe that George Washington's dentures were wooden.  That was a myth.  The Journal of the American Revolution, John Smith, Jr. wrote, "George Washington never had wooden teeth, nor did anybody of his time.  It would have been kind of dumb to make teeth out of wood when better materials were available."  It's been said his ivory dentures were stained from foods, such as wine.

Dentures of his time were made from human teeth and bone/ivory from hippopotamus.

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