Most Famous Denture Of All Time

  • By Search Marketing Specialists
  • 19 Oct, 2017

He is famous and so is his dentures.

dollar bill with Washington's face imprinted on it
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Have you ever wondered what are the most famous dentures in history?
Well let’s have a little history lesson and take a look at George Washington (First President of the USA) He suffered from poor dental health. In his twenties, he experienced regular toothaches, decay, and tooth loss. These problems were likely due to factors common during Washington's era, including a poorly balanced diet and disease, as well as genetics. Therefore, as a result, he spent his life in frequent pain and employed a variety of tooth cleaners, dental medicines, and dentures.
Some said Washington's ´╗┐false teeth were made of wood. But that is not true. It was made of ivory wired to his remaining real teeth. But when he was inaugurated President in 1789, only one real tooth remained seated. Until he met Dr. John Greenwood, a New York dentist who fashioned him an advanced set of dentures carved out of hippopotamus ivory and has gold wire springs and brass screws holding human teeth. Washington's single tooth as he believed a dentist should "never extract a tooth... when there is a possibility of saving it." Though it was made of precious materials, Washington never seemed contented and comfortable wearing it.
Presently, a few of Washington's false teeth still exist. Parts of a denture made by Greenwood is owned by the New York Academy of Medicine as is the decorative case holding Washington’s last tooth. The only complete set of Washington's dentures that still survives is preserved by the Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens and is made of animal and human teeth, lead, and ivory.

So, there you have it, why  Washington's dentures are the most famous  of all time?

You are most likely asking "What does this history discussion have to do with the  Denture Doctor ?" Simple. If you need  dentures , and you live on the Gold Coast we can make them for you. We cannot promise that they would be as famous as Washington's, but we guarantee you, they will be the most affordable, much better looking and  comfortable dentures   you'll ever wear. please be reminded also that we cater denture relining and repairs for everyone. Just give us a ring and we will be gladly of help! 

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