Summary: The Amish typically have their teeth pulled out by unlicensed dentists instead of incurring the high cost of dentistry. They perceive dentures as more cost effective and easier to maintain oral health.
Why do Amish live the way they do?
Amish live like this not because they dislike or fear other human beings but because they believe that salvation comes from the redeeming power of living a loving life in a pure community of believers who live in separation from the world.
Can the Amish smoke?
In bucolic Lancaster County, Pa., the Amish grow their own tobacco. In keeping with traditional gender roles, the men smoke the tobacco in cigars, pipes or cigarettes, while the women largely tend to abstain.
Do Amish marry relatives?
Amish couples are expected to remain married to the mates they select as young adults. Despite the fact that mate choice is limited to other church members, the young people do not necessarily choose to marry close relatives.