I've seen lots of things about George Washington's teeth like this going around.
The real deal is George Washington had the teeth of his slaves in his mouth and not wood.. Wake Up my people they are still using us for body parts, Happy Presidents day.
President George Washington's teeth were not made of wood like you were taught in elementary. In fact they were savagely ripped from his Black slaves mouths and made into dentures.
Happy Presidents Day!
did you know?
George Washington's troublesome teeth were made of bone, hippopotamus ivory, human teeth, lead, brass screws, and gold metal wire- but not wood. This is the only remaining full set of the many dentures he wore throughout his life.
The official website of Mount Vernon mentions in reference to another less interesting claim about wood,
[...] composed of a variety of materials—including ivory, gold, and lead—wood was never used in Washington's dentures
But it never explicitly mentions the teeth of his slaves.