This may sound crazy, but there was a time in America, and all over the world, where no one brushed their teeth. I am not talking about the Dark Ages or far away time, but around 100 years ago. When World War I was happening, America's dental hygiene was very, very poor.
Fresh breath and a bright smile did not indicate status or refinement. Dentists only existed to pull teeth or when something painful needed to be taken care of.
Thankfully, times have changed and most