George Washingtonʼs Teeth or, the Lack Thereof
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William James Maloney
Myths and legends surround every aspect of the life of George Washington.
Prominent among the Washingtonian myths is that he had wooden teeth. Washington
never had teeth made of wood. They were the most modern dentures of the time. They
were also very uncomfortable and painful. Millions of individuals worldwide, like
Washington, have lost some or all of their natural teeth. There are various causes for
tooth loss. There are also multiple treatment options to replace the missing teeth. Such
options include dentures, dental implants, and cemented dental bridges.
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New York University College of Dentistry 345 First Avenue New York NY 10010 USA.