How Cowboys Lived in the Wild West

Dental Care

In addition to a lack of drinking water, they didn’t have many dental products. At the time, people barely brushed their teeth, and oral and dental procedures were intense. For example, pulling your tooth out was the go-to protocol if someone had a cavity or root canal. That’s not even the craziest part.


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There weren’t many dentists in the West; however, people needed dental care. Barbers and blacksmiths came to the rescue and were known to remove people’s teeth with some kind of plyers. It sounds painful. And, no offense, but barbers should be cutting hair, not pulling out teeth. There is no way they learned that in beauty school!

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