George Washington's Teeth
By Deborah Chandra and Madeleine Comora with pictures by Brock Cole. ISBN 978-0-312-37604-8. Copyright 2003. Softcover with 40 colorfully illustrated pages including a time line of Washington's dental history.
From battling toothaches while fighting the British to having rotten teeth removed by his dentist, the Father of our Country suffered all his life with tooth problems. Starting at the age of 24, George Washington lost on average a tooth a year and was forced to rely on several sets of dentures made from human and animal teeth, not from wood.
The rhyming tale of lost teeth is based on diary entries and other non-fiction sources.
For ages 4-8.