Throughout most of George Washington's life he had problems of continuing deterioration of his teeth. This caused him a lot of pain, and none of the dentists he went to knew what to do besides take them out. Slowly but surely all of Washington's teeth were extracted. In 1772 Dr. Baker of Philadelphia extracted several. Finally, George had to have false teeth made. They were made out of hippopotamus ivory and cow's tooth, carved by hand, and held in his mouth with metal springs. These false teeth were a little large for his mouth, creating a peculiar expression, which is exhibited in many of his portraits. Today, the teeth can be viewed at the University of Maryland's National Museum of Dentistry. A handwritten document addressed by your American president rests in your Library of Congress regarding his teeth.
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No. He had wooden false teeth.. without the quotation marks.
No!quick n easy answer wasn't it.
Definitely. he actually had horse's teeth, and some other substitues. they were just there so he could chew. so, yes.
yes, and he was very embarassed by it. so much so that he would rarely smile for portraits.
He had false teeth, but they were not made of wood. As a matter of fact, the materials used in his false teeth were probably more uncomfortable than wood. In one set of teeth, his dentist, Dr. John Greenwood, used a cow’s tooth, one of Washington’s teeth, hippopotamus ivory, metal and springs. They fit poorly and distorted the shape of his mouth.
Well, you can't have wooden Real teeth can you?
no they were cow teeth
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