Posts for: February, 2014
By Cosmetic, Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry
February 18, 2014
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Here is a fun dental fact about George Washington. Of course, you ought to know who George Washington is. But have you ever heard about his false teeth? For many years people believed his dentures to be made of wood, apparently, that’s not the case. According to anthropologist, Jeffrey Schwartz, and his research team, Washington has at least four sets of dentures, and the one that had been put under the microscope revealed that Washington was sporting dentures made of ivory, gold, lead and human and animal teeth.
This mixture of dentures materials might have posed well for the time, but they were kept hidden from the public eye. Many portraits of Washington show him with his head held high and his mouth tightly sealed. Maybe it’s because the dentures weren’t esthetically pleasing.
You wouldn’t smile either if you had to wear dentures like that. Luckily, advanced technology and dental materials boost the overall look of dentures, implants, bridges and crowns. In Baltimore, dentures, full and removable partials, are available at K. Michael Murphy and Associates.
Do you need consultation for dentures in Baltimore? To schedule for an appointment with our office, call (410) 235-1233. If you have another dental concern, please feel free to check out our services page on the website.