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40 Strange Historical Facts That You Didn’t Learn In History Class

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Dentures Used To Be Made With Real Teeth

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Dentures are a great option for a lot of people, like the elderly or those with tooth and jaw injuries or damage. You can rock a full set, or get single implants (yay, dental science advancements!). We’ve all heard the tall tale of George Washington wearing wooden dentures (not actually true). But beyond that, have you ever considered the real history of dentures? Probably not, right? If you had, you’d know that until about the mid-1800’s, dentures were actually made from the teeth of deceased soldiers, so that’s … neat. Nowadays, dentures are mostly made from acrylic resin and metal, which seems to be a major upgrade.

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