George Washington's Dentures
Despite his use of tooth powders, brushes, and mouthwash, our first president of the United States suffered from dental problems for most of his life. He had his first tooth pulled at 24 years old, and was wearing a full set of dentures by the time he was inaugurated at 57.Click Here to Read the Full Article
Were His Dentures Really Made of Wood?
It’s quite possible that some of his dentures, particularly after they had been stained, took on a wooden complexion, but wood was never used in the construction of any of his dental fittings. There were several sets that used cow and horse teeth though!
It Impacted the Shape of His Face
It is evident from the many portraits of Washington that his ill-fitting dentures changed the shape of his jaw and mouth. Each painting seems to show a significant change in the shape of his face, including bulged lips and a wider jaw.See How His Dentures Were Made
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