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Presidents have played an important role in democracy for centuries – since 1789, in fact, when the first election occurred. This 4th of July, it’s time to celebrate our nation’s independence with cookouts, parades, and fireworks. Here are some fun presidential teeth facts to add to your celebrations!
Nope. That’s a myth. But he did have dentures because he lost some of his real teeth (remember, dental hygiene wasn’t what it is today!). In fact, he used to extract his own infected teeth…but that’s a story for another day. Of course, you know that dental extractions today should be performed by a qualified dentist in Studio City.
Years ago, it was standard practice for presidents to show their appreciation and friendship with small gifts. Did you know that Lyndon B. Johnson was known for gifting friends with electric toothbrushes that included the presidential seal? He told people he wanted them to think of him when waking up and before going to bed. Pretty ingenious campaign tactic!
We all know teeth shouldn’t be used as tools (anybody guilty of using their teeth to open bottles or chip bags?), but it sure worked out for a young John F. Kennedy during a WWII mission where his boat was destroyed. His crewman could not swim due to debilitating injuries, but JFK conjured his inner hero and swam for five hours to tow them to safety by clamping his teeth down on his belt!
It’s a plus if your dentist is located close to your home and work, but in President Hoover’s case, it was close to both. In fact, it was in the same building – the White House. In the 1930s, President Herbert Hoover created the first dental office in the White House’s subbasement. This allowed for fast and confidential dental work for the president and his dignitaries, so they didn’t have to venture far to get treated. He was a busy man after all!
From our Studio City Dental Center family to yours: we wish you a happy, healthy, and safe Independence Day. Don’t forget to take a look at your calendar to make sure your next dental exam is scheduled with us. If not, contact us today to set up an appointment before the summer gets away from you! We welcome you to call us or make an appointment online.