Presidents Day Fun Facts

Washington Portrait

Fun dental fact of the day; George Washingtons teeth were not made of wood! Instead they included bone, hippopotamus ivory, human teeth, brass screws, lead, and gold metal wire.

http://www.mountvernon.org/digital-encyclopedia/article/wooden-teeth-myth/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

washingtons - falseteethGeorge Washington started having dental trouble at a young age with a diary entry at the age of 24 talking about having a tooth pulled.

http://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/the-man-the-myth/the-trouble-with-teeth/

 

 

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