How to Cure Tooth Problems, 1673

painting of troubling dental procedure Jan Miense Molenaer, The Dentist(1629)

Take the Powder of double refined Sugar, and Powder of White Pepper of each alike, being melted in a Brazen or Copper Ladle, make it up into small Balls, and hold them between your Teeth, and it giveth present ease…

William Sermon, A Friend to the Sick

Toothache? No problem. Just whip up some of these peppery caramels and stick them to your teeth. There, isn’t that better?