Her Teeth Are Tolerably Good...
Posted by Carrie on September 24, 1997 at 14:13:33:
In the movie P&P2, C. Bingley makes a comment about Elizabeth's teeth being good when she is describing her (not very flatteringly) after the gathering at Pemberly. I was wondering, what was the general condition of teeth during the Regency? I am sure they practiced some sort of dental care but obviously not what it is today. Would it have been possible for Mr. Darcy or Elizabeth to have poor teeth and still have been considered handsome? If Jane were missing a tooth anywhere would she still have been so beautiful?
~Carrie - who wonders about many things
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