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Rockingham Historic Site

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84 Laurel Ave
Kingston, NJ United States

Sunday, June 9, 2019

A Visit with an 18th-Century Surgeon-Dentist & Mini-Encampment

Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rockingham Historic Site, 84 Laurel Ave
Kingston, NJ United States
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Let us be clear: George Washington did not have wooden teeth.  However, he did have dental problems through most of his adult life, as did many 18th-century folk of both high and low social class.  There were no regular visits to dentists, with tooth brushing and flossing in between at that time.  There weren’t even dentists as we know them today.  Barber-surgeons or surgeon-dentists provided many more services than our modern dentists.  Toothbrushes were somewhat new, but rare for most…

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