George Washington’s Bad Teeth

Posted On: December 15, 2016

Did you know?????

It is a fact that George Washington suffered from such bad dental health that he lost all his teeth at an early age? He had two sets of false teeth that were actually made of hippopotamus ivory and gold…not wood. The only problem with these creative dentures is that they were made with springs to push them against his gums and did not stay in place well at all. Every time he would open his mouth, out came his teeth! George had to constantly bite together just to keep them in. Many say this is why he looked so mad in his pictures. So the next time you see a dollar bill you can tell your friends, “He is just trying to keep his teeth in place!” – Andrea