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.
You are most likely asking "What does this history discussion have to do with the Denture Doctor
?" Simple. If you need dentures
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