Q-Is it important to floss your teeth?
A--Yes. Flossing once a day prevents the buildup of plaque and deters the onset of gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Q-Who was Painless Parker?
A--Edgar R.R. "Painless" Parker (1871-1951) was a flamboyant showman whose stunts included pulling 357 teeth in one day, which he strung on a necklace. At one time he managed a combination traveling circus/dental clinic. In the end, Parker ran about 30 West Coast dental offices, employed 75 dentists, and grossed $3 million per year.
Q-Did George Washington really have wooden teeth?
A--George Washington had several sets of false teeth throughout his lifetime, but none of them were made of wood. Among different materials used to make Washington's dentures were a cow's tooth, one of Washington's own teeth, hippopotamus ivory, metal, and springs. All of these dentures fit poorly.