why do the amish pull their teeth

To understand why the Amish donвt value their teeth we need to understand a little bit about who the Amish are. The Amish came to the U. S. to seek religious freedom in the early 18
century. They left Europe in part because they were being persecuted for their religious beliefs and practices.

The Amish strictly adhere to their interpretation of the bible and follow a life that they believe honors God. They see the purpose of their life as pleasing God and the goal to ultimately gain entry to heaven. The Amish value family, community and God. The way in which they live their life follows these values.

When we understand this we can understand why they make the choice to remove teeth rather than care for them. So, it s getting hard to trust most of the storylines of Breaking Amish, but one thing you can t fake is the fact that Rebecca has no teeth. (, and to learn about her baby with and marriage to Abe. ) In the second episode the other girls giggle over Rebeca s dentures over a glass of wine, but Rebecca doesn t address the issue herself until a few episodes later.

She vists an NYC dentist, who gives her a few set of new dentures after she hears Rebecca s horror story of having her teeth literally pulled out of her head with pliers by an Amish dentist when she was only 19 years old, a practice she claims is common in the Amish community.

Not sure how often 19 year-old-girls lose all their teeth in Amish communities, but it is documented that Amish communities are and medical care.

In the photo on the left, pre-dentures (but still post, proving that Rebecca and Abe had a child well before this show started filming) Rebecca has a gap in her teeth, but they don t look like they re rotting out of her head.