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Re: Is the story about teeth removal true?
« Reply #36 on: Thursday 19 May 22 07:08 BST (UK) »
Aha mckha ... some wisdom in that  ;D cheers

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Re: Is the story about teeth removal true?
« Reply #37 on: Thursday 19 May 22 22:46 BST (UK) »
It is the mineral content of the water in Cumbria (and other parts of England) Mare.
Here in NZ we don’t have that advantage.

You know how their kettles always fill up with chalk deposit, whereas ours do not….
And soap doesn’t lather up the same…
I was brought up in West Yorkshire, where the water is soft (no limescale) and has naturally high fluoride levels. I think there's probably a genetic element to it too, as my mother has good teeth too. My son, 35, has never had a filling or a bad tooth either and he was brought up on Cumbrian water.

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Re: Is the story about teeth removal true?
« Reply #38 on: Thursday 19 May 22 23:20 BST (UK) »
I agree that the genetics play a (huge) part Mike.

Bad teeth run in my family. Always looked after them, but I have a mouth full of fillings.  :(

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Re: Is the story about teeth removal true?
« Reply #39 on: Friday 20 May 22 07:01 BST (UK) »

Our water wasn't fluoridated back then though and now is in most areas.

I remember taking 2 small white fluoride tablets every day as a young one.  All wisdom teeth gone, lots of fillings, braces, extractions and crowns, but as Mare said that was what it was back then.  Mum born 1915 wore dentures, but because of the age gap, that was private to Mum and never shared, so I don't know the reason.

There are folks these days that will only visit the dentist when problems start, because of the price to pay, and try and find cheaper dentists.  I always had and still have 6 monthly check ups from an early age.

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Re: Is the story about teeth removal true?
« Reply #40 on: Friday 20 May 22 07:37 BST (UK) »
True that KPH, open wide the wallet as well as the mouth for dentistry!

Family in north are on tank water and have to regulate fluoride themselves, good dental service though not too far away and daughter was horrified that older granddaughter had to have a seal on a damaged baby tooth as a preschooler after quite strictly limiting sweet intake, water not juice etc the norm but dentist assured her it was minor.

Our school didn't have a dental clinic, regular appointments though came round from the clinic at the bigger school a few streets away and usually a small group at a time with older ones escorting the little ones and talk of the murder house as we went! I really only remember lovely nurses then and for my children and also the wee gifts of creations made of mouth wadding, tissue and dental floss but still think some were a bit enthusiastic with their drill skills!

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Re: Is the story about teeth removal true?
« Reply #41 on: Friday 20 May 22 08:13 BST (UK) »
Mare, I never experienced going to the school dental nurse.  I knew it was called the murder house.  When I was four years old, I got Bell's Palsy, lets just say I had to learn to speak again, with a speech therapist, had teeth problems, so it was off to a normal dentist for me.  My dentist knew me from a wee thing till the end of my teenage years.

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Re: Is the story about teeth removal true?
« Reply #42 on: Wednesday 20 July 22 16:56 BST (UK) »
Reading this thread as I'd heard of a relative who'd had all their teeth removed.

ThrelfallYorky mentioned their popularity when introduced in 1948.

Courtesy of the British Dental Association a mention of the Dash for Dentures https://bda.org/museum/the-story-of-dentistry/ancient-modern/dentistry-for-all

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Re: Is the story about teeth removal true?
« Reply #43 on: Thursday 21 July 22 12:21 BST (UK) »
It is the mineral content of the water in Cumbria (and other parts of England) Mare.
Here in NZ we don’t have that advantage.

You know how their kettles always fill up with chalk deposit, whereas ours do not….
And soap doesn’t lather up the same…

Don't know about the mineral content, but when I lived down south and visited my mother in Cumbria I used to really enjoy the taste of tap water there -  it was quite delicious compared with that supplied in Gloucester by Severn Trent. 
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Re: Is the story about teeth removal true?
« Reply #44 on: Thursday 21 July 22 12:26 BST (UK) »
My 3 paternal aunts had all their teeth out when young as they didn't like their front teeth, especially their 2 large canines.  :o


This would be late 1920s
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