posted on Nov, 12 2005 @ 02:11 AM
Its a stereotype. Like when British people say all Americans are fat and badly dressed.
But there are factors. My husband, who is British, when we went to walmart for some stuff, was amazed at the variety of dental care in Wal-Mart, like
home tooth vleaches, flouride washes, electric flossers, cheap electric toothbrushes. He said people over in the UK simply do not spend all that much
time on their teeth, and only really see the dentist only when something is wrong.
It is a social thing I think. Americans are no more vain than the British are. We simply direct our vanity into different things. For instance, my own
observation has shown me that British are far nore obessesed with how people dress, and are more obsessed with designer labels and fashion than
Americans are. My husband noted this as well: he said Americans were badly dressed. i asked him what he meant, and he said that everyone wears jeans
or casual simple clothes all the time, that you dont see people in fancy designer clothes or nice suits, that people here did not seem to care about
So there is your difference. personally, Im a plain dresser, have never had much interest in fashion or style. To me, my teeth will be around longer
than any designer fad, so I take better care of them and spend more time making my teeth the best they can be. Desingers may change, but caring for
teeth is an excellent investment.
If you want to see the most beautiful, whitest teeth in the world, though, go to Africa. I have seen pictures of "primitive" tribes where even the
elderly have brilliant white and healthy teeth in a full set. Its because alot of the water there is naturally flouridated from the springs.