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