Hey, everyone. Haven't been on here in a while & I was wondering something: What were people's teeth like in the Old West? I'm talking about tribes, mountain men, cowboys, townspeople- everyone out there. I ask because the diet is an important factor in dental health (like if your teeth fall apart, get "caries," etc...) & it seems their diet wasn't mangled-up like the modern one is. The industrial food seems to cause problems wherever it goes- I'm even remembering a thing by Weston A. Price about two identical twin brothers that had different dental health because of different diets (one ate the traditional food & had good dental health, but the other didn't & didn't). It's interesting, Weston A. Price researched the Aborigines in Australia, people in Switzerland, even Northern Scotland in the Shetland Islands- the same theme keep reappearing: the industrial/modern/Western food acted corrosively to their health.
Well, anyway- I figure there's some descriptive information on the tribes or of various people from those times. Maybe there was a noted difference between mountain men & townspeople of that era? City folk vs. country folk? I have a hard time getting my hands on good quality stuff like that, at least consistently & I'm planning a move to Europe soon, so I figure I'll be able to get better (my teeth are a bit messed-up & I'll likely need fillings anyway, but I still want the general problem to stop- I guess I can get the remaining holes filled in with that paste the Japanese dentist invented after that).