John Adams=Lisping Leader
John Adams was not only a founding father, but the nation's 2nd president. He was Washington's Vice President, a writer of the Declaration of Independence and worked diligently to help garner the funding necessary for helping the United State's launch as a country. Adams was elbow deep with the developing nation and devoted his time to that task, not visiting the dentist for any type of preventative care.
Legend has it that Adams had a love affair with tobacco and was a smoker from age eight into adult hood. Smoking and ignoring his dental health are attributed to him loosing all his teeth. Even though his friend Washington could have referred him to his dentist to get custom dentures, Adams simple opted to go au naturel and that resulted in him speaking with a lisp.
During the 1980's, Ronald Reagan ruled the nation. The nation's 40th President helped rise to office as he was a former Hollywood actor who knew how to utilize his charisma and good looks to climb the political ladder. He was know for launching "Reaganomics," his love of jelly-beans and and for having TMJ.
1800Dentist.com defines Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) as being a "...syndrome [that] is a complex disorder affecting -- in different ways and to different degrees -- the jaw joints, facial muscles, facial nerves and surrounding tissues." The source also states that 90 percent of TMJ suffers are women, but Reagan still could not beat the odd.
In December, 1977 Reagan had experienced jaw pain on the left side of his mouth. The condition was diagnosed as the degeneration of the temporomandibular joint. The condition was treated with cortisone injection (a common fix) and that allowed him to avoid additional pain for three years.
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