Sunday, February 19, 2012

Fact of the Day: Wooden Teeth? C'mon


Despite popular belief, Washington didn't have teeth made of wood. His four known dentures had gold, ivory, lead, and animal teeth. Logically wooden teeth wouldn't be good dental hygiene after a few meals.

5 comments:

Emm said...

But he did cut that cherry tree..

Shaw said...

hah! always thought it was a hoax

Content Hedgehog said...

I wonder how that rumor got started...

Zyu said...

How wood he eat with wooden teeth?

Teddi said...

i was gonna say they were made from ivory, but then you included that in the description.