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Do You Know This Trivia About Our Nation’s Capital?

As a dental practice operating out of Washington, D.C., we love showing off some trivia about our town. How much of it do you already know?

  1. Washington D.C. citizens drink more wine per capita than citizens of any state. Be careful; it can stain teeth!
  2. There is no J Street. The streets running east to west are names with letters, but back when the capital was established, a capital J looked too much like a capital I. (Also why there was no J company during WWII.)
  3. To keep senators smelling fresh, there are marble bathtubs in the Capitol. They were built when senators lived in boarding houses with no running water while in town for legislative sessions.
  4. Only one U.S. president is buried in D.C.: Woodrow Wilson, buried at the Washington National Cathedral.
  5. The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library.
  6. The original etching of the Lincoln Memorial had a typo!
  7. The Maine Avenue Fish Market is the oldest of its kind in the country. It’s been operating since 1805.
  8. The only president who never lived in the White House was George Washington.
  9. The Washington Monument is the world’s largest obelisk.
  10. The tip of the Washington Monument is made of aluminum, as it was the world’s most precious metal at the time of construction due to how difficult it was to process. Now we drink soda out of it!

Matias Dental Group in Washington, D.C.

We love serving the people of Washington, D.C. and helping them achieve their healthy smile goals. Whether that means emergency dental care when accidents or injuries happen, something more advanced like dental implants, or even cosmetic treatments like whitening to give your smile a pearly white gleam, we look forward to being your partners in lifelong dental health. Check this map if you need directions to our practice.

If you are unsure whether your situation is considered a dental emergency, do not hesitate to contact us anyway. We quickly diagnose and determine the gravity of the problem and treat you according to your emergency needs promptly. Sometimes life happens, and there are just times when dental care is immediately needed. In these times, an emergency dentist like ours is who you need to call.

D.C.’s International Spy Museum

A pretty cool place to visit if you’re a fan of intrigue and mystery is the International Spy Museum. Trace 50 years of spy tech and find out what’s real and what is just made up for James Bond and Mission: Impossible movies. There are interactive exhibits, lectures, and films about some of history’s most interesting cases of espionage. It’s an incredible experience for guests of all ages.

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