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George Washington, the first US President, did not have wooden teeth, although he had lost all but one of his own teeth by the age of 57 when he became President. Washington had several pairs of dentures, none wooden. The pair he wore when he was inaugurated were made from carved hippopotamus ivory and gold. They were made by Dr. John Greenwood, known as the "Father of Modern Dentistry".

The Smithsonian was donated a set of Washington's upper dentures in 1976, but they were stolen. Three sets of lower dentures are in various museums, including the Smithsonian's Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Mt. Vernon Visitors Center.

George Washington's teeth were not made of wood - they were made of ivory, various metals, and actual human teeth. He got various pairs, the first in 1789, the next in 1791, the next in 1796, one in 1797, and his last in 1798.
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