I did a post on this shortly after I started my blog, complete with a poem (smile here).
With so many adverts on TV at the moment about toothpastes and mouthwashes, I can’t help but notice other people’s gnashers!
My favourite is a young girl playing with a sock puppet on the train and a teenager plays along by pulling faces and crossing her eyes whilst similarly snapping her unsocked hand .
The rub is the possible love interest alongside her who is watching the exchange.
Personally, bad teeth are one of the biggest turnoffs for me, but taking it to the other extreme, a mouthful of gleaming white pearlies can also be a little unnerving!
I have seen the actor Danny Glover in a multitude of roles, from The Colour Purple to the Lethal Weapon franchise, Predator 2 and 2012, but it was his role in Shooter that I found most off-putting as he seemed to be sporting the most ill-fitting pair of dentures one could imagine!
Since then, I have noticed it with several of our movie stars of ‘senior years’ and keep expecting their teeth to fly across the screen like some kind of orbital smile in ‘outer face’.
My more recent observations are just how large teeth are these days.
They are indeed perfect, and the subsequent smile quite dazzling, but for some unknown reason, Little Red Riding Hood keeps coming to mind.