-Although there haven’t been any direct answers on the show as to why Rebecca hasn’t any teeth at such a young age. I have done some research, and an anonymous commentor had some light to shed on the matter too.
Commentor X :
“Amish women get rid of their teeth, because teeth is an expense to a future husband. Therefore, having no teeth is a part of a women’s dowry.”
So in order to not to burden a future husband with dental bills, they take out all their teeth. Remember, Amish aren’t allowed to have any modern conveniences, including dentistry. So it’s not surprising how one at the age of 20 could end up without teeth.
“You can not become Amish you have to be born Amish. They don’t take in new members. They marry close relation. It is common for them to marry a second, third, forth, cousin. They are having medical and genetic problems because of this. One real problem is with eyes and dental.”
I’m no geneticist, but I’m pretty sure it’s illegal to marry your 1st cousin for a reason.
Just not being able to go to a dentist alone in 20 years I imagine, can lead to having no teeth.
What we know of the Amish is what we get from those who share, or those who have left the community, and “tell all”. So this is just what my curious lil’ self found out.
My bet is on not believing in dentistry is what has led to Rebecca not having any teeth.
********Original Post********* 9/23/2012
Google is overloaded with searches related to why Rebecca from TLC’s hit new reality show has no teeth and wears dentures at the age of 20.
Damn, ya’ll are nosey…lol
It’s not good enough that we can SEE that the girl has no teeth, now, ya’ll want to know when, where and why on top of that…
I know! I want to know too.
As of the 3rd episode that aired tonight, it still has not been the topic of discussion on the show. I’m thinking it may come up on Rebecca and Abe’s date next week, but I do know that they are saving this tidbit because they know you all are nosey as hell and will keep watching until you find out.
So calm down, it’s not on the internet, it hasn’t been addressed on the show yet. You can keep clickin’ from site to site if you want to, but I’m telling you the INFO is not available yet!
As soon as it it you know I’m going to give you the 411 honey…