What do George Washington, 50 Cent, Nicolas Cage and Celine Dion all have in common? They all have fake teeth! It’s hard with today’s technology to always to be able to tell if someone has dentures or not. With those in the spotlight of celebrity confirmation can come from looking at photos that span over the person’s life. National False Teeth Day is a great time to stop and think about your teeth and find out why it is so important to take care of them.
History of National False Teeth Day
Our teeth and their condition have almost always been a sign of how we are living our lives. The ability to eat a good diet and have a nice smile need us to have our teeth in good working order. Missing teeth can also impair speech and make one seem older than they are. Who wants to feel old when they are still young and wanting to conquer the world? Dental health and hygiene at different points in history were a sign of one’s wealth and power in society.
There have been different types of fake teeth as technology has progressed. One of the most famous people to wear dentures may be George Washington. There has always been the myth that he sported teeth made of wood. According to historical records, his fake teeth were made from ivory and held in place by wire. The only existing full set of his dentures to remain are on display at Mount Vernon and are a creation of animal and human teeth set in lead and ivory.
It’s important to keep your teeth strong and healthy so that you will not be one of the people who need fake teeth. Tooth disease and decay can affect your overall health. Heart disease, infection, pain, decreased concentration and lack of sleep are just some of the ways that the body can be affected. To keep of this at bay, remember to have good oral hygiene and see your dentist regularly.
How to celebrate Fake Teeth Day
How to celebrate Fake Teeth Day? Use the day as a reminder to pay your local dentist a visit. It is very easy to put off making an appointment that is so far in the distance and it is understandable to forget. So, pick up that phone and get back on track!
If you are interested in learning more about who in history has had fake teeth, give your favorite search engine a whirl! You will find names like Winston Churchill among the list. It is said that Winston even has his dentures made in a way that his famous lisp remained unchanged!
To make sure that good oral health is something that remains a priority in your family, use the day to remind everyone to brush and floss. Healthy snack choices will keep teeth strong and clean. Keep smiling brightly to all you meet and let them know that you will be putting off fake teeth as long as possible!