Take care of your teeth...

  • DrobUA

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    Dec 28, 2009 9:31 AM GMT
    A good smile can make a big difference.

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  • Bunjamon

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    Dec 28, 2009 10:32 AM GMT
    I'm such a teeth person. Bad teeth is a total dealbreaker. Though I don't think the guy's before picture could be considered having bad teeth, and I think he looks great in both pictures (he also grew up a few years by the time the second one was taken).

    This guy, though....

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    Run for your life!
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    Dec 28, 2009 4:48 PM GMT
    I find it very interesting that you would would dis someone without finding out the story first. I'm not talking about the bottom guy in the picture. Do you all know that certain life saving medications could both cause a persons teeth to both decay and fall out.Getting the work repaired is a process.

    So before you judge a person base on what you see alone. There is a difference. You never know what life may through at you. What if you got in an accident anu lost and it left you disfigured would ytou want to by judge buy how you look or by the kind of person that you are.

    MADNESS!
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    Dec 28, 2009 4:55 PM GMT
    Sometimes a little snaggle happens.
    however, there is no excuse for bad hygiene and very little excuse for jacked up disfigurement. It doesn't reflect on a persons character but it certainly does make a first impression that is probably not the most flattering.
    A nice smile with good teeth is always a plus in my book
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    Dec 28, 2009 5:00 PM GMT
    Im a part time dental hygienist.

    And the guy above me is right.

    NO EXCUSE for bad dental hygiene! That's a choice! I see it all my fellas!

    It's BADD how little people care about their mouth in this world. And how little attention they give their mouth, for as important as it is.

    NO EXCUSE!
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    Dec 28, 2009 5:14 PM GMT
    In my grandparents generation (all 4 born in the 1800s) it was a given that you wouldn't keep all your teeth, and be wearing dentures by your 50s. Even my parents, born in 1911 & 1917, had dentures.

    At 60, I'm the first in their family not to have false teeth by my age. I do have some crowns, and lots of fillings, but the original teeth remain. Young people don't realize how unusual that was a few generations ago.

    Attribute it to better dental care, both in personal hygiene and advances in dental science, including orthodontics. Not to mention water fluoridation, which was vehemently opposed by Republicans in the late 1950s and early '60s as a Communist plot to poison us all. (Whatever Republicans don't like becomes a "plot" by either foreign enemies or homegrown gays & liberals, haven't you noticed?)

    In any case, today we keep our teeth because we take better care of them. And they look better, too. Except for the British, who don't seem to have gotten the memo yet.
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    Dec 28, 2009 5:48 PM GMT
    I'm going to be honest bad teeth is a deal breaker for me I agree the original before and after photos the before photo isn't bad but many times u can tell a persons health by their teeth
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    Dec 28, 2009 6:07 PM GMT
    While I agree that there's no excuse for bad or neglectful dental hygiene, I think it might be unreasonable to expect someone to spend thousands of dollars in orthodontia for cosmetic effect or affect as the case may be. Additionally, you can tell more about someones dental hygiene by their breath than their teeth.

    While I appreciate a nice smile, I also understand that someone may have greater priorities (like rent) to address.

    I guess I'm happy that I'm not smiling too broadly in any of my pictures for fear of revealing a myriad of dental imperfections that would have me deported to the island of misfit toys.
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    Dec 28, 2009 6:10 PM GMT
    bgcat57 saidI guess I'm happy that I'm not smiling too broadly in any of my pictures for fear of revealing a myriad of dental imperfections that would have me deported to the island of misfit toys.
    Nothing wrong with those chompers! ;)

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    Dec 28, 2009 6:15 PM GMT
    Good hygiene is paramount to good health. A perfect smile is odd and I say this with all sincerity but the OP was far cuter with an imperfect smile.
  • mynyun

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    Dec 28, 2009 6:15 PM GMT
    While there is no excuse for bad dental hygiene I grew up poor. So there were NO dental visits. And only doctor visits if it was ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.!! So having little money flow in the house and an alcoholic who "wore the pants" so to speak it wasn't until I actually had a good job with insurance that I was able to afford to go to the dentist. And I've priced braces for myself. If I want them I have to shell out 6grand because my insurance won't cover for adults at all.!!!
    So I really don't care to hear about your "No excuses".. icon_mad.gif
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    Dec 28, 2009 6:30 PM GMT
    Having nice teeth and having good dental habits are 2 different things. Both of my sisters were blessed with straight white teeth, me not so much. I had braces for 5 years and it SUCKED! I think I have much more of an appreication for my dental health then they do.

    I've never had a cavity and am sure to brush my teeth at least twice a day. My boyfriend actually just got me the most amazing toothbrush ever for xmas...love him!!

    Perfect teeth are not necessary, but excellent dental habits are!
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    Dec 28, 2009 6:46 PM GMT
    In Japan it apparently is more desirable to have slightly crooked teeth... it's seen as hot.

    The kid in the OP is gorgeous without anything done to his teeth... he didn't need them straightened, if anything they heighten whatever character he may have.
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    Dec 28, 2009 7:14 PM GMT
    The kid in that picture is Hunter Parrish, he's a great guy, very talented young actor but Hollywood is tough. It's okay to have crooked teeth if you aren't a traditional leading man, (steve buschemi) but if you are being built up to be a leading man, as Hunter is, you'll hear over and over again from agents and managers to get veneers because a perfect smile makes a difference.
  • DrobUA

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    Dec 28, 2009 7:16 PM GMT
    Haha I agree that the kid is hot in both pics, I'm just saying a good smile puts it over the top.
  • DrobUA

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    Dec 28, 2009 8:16 PM GMT
    Haha I agree that the kid is hot in both pics,
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    Dec 28, 2009 8:23 PM GMT
    mynyun said While there is no excuse for bad dental hygiene I grew up poor. So there were NO dental visits. And only doctor visits if it was ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.!! So having little money flow in the house and an alcoholic who "wore the pants" so to speak it wasn't until I actually had a good job with insurance that I was able to afford to go to the dentist. And I've priced braces for myself. If I want them I have to shell out 6grand because my insurance won't cover for adults at all.!!!
    So I really don't care to hear about your "No excuses".. icon_mad.gif


    What you are not perfect! Better just give up on the whole gay scene right now. Gays expect you to be perfect and they don't give a damn about hearing any excuses.
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    Dec 28, 2009 8:23 PM GMT
    oh yeah! decent teeth make a huge difference! i had unhealthy and misaligned teeth for a long time, when i moved here to the US, my dentist began to make the repairs (which i'm sure paid for his vacations, LOL, which is fine, he did GREAT work) and also aligned my two front teeth. having a nice smile really boosted my confidence too.
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    Dec 28, 2009 8:34 PM GMT
    mynyun said While there is no excuse for bad dental hygiene I grew up poor. So there were NO dental visits. And only doctor visits if it was ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.!! So having little money flow in the house and an alcoholic who "wore the pants" so to speak it wasn't until I actually had a good job with insurance that I was able to afford to go to the dentist. And I've priced braces for myself. If I want them I have to shell out 6grand because my insurance won't cover for adults at all.!!!
    So I really don't care to hear about your "No excuses".. icon_mad.gif
    I think your perception of what "everyone else has that you didn't" is slightly askew. I have stories about my childhood that make strangers cry. But as an adult, I've taken it upon myself to make my emotional well being and physical health a priority, even though it was never an example set for me. You are not powerless in your life, I'm sorry someone has made you to feel that way.
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    Dec 29, 2009 1:57 AM GMT
    Anyone remember the adult film actor Brent Everett's smile before he had his teeth done?


    That's right. You never saw his teeth because they were hideous with large gaps.

    Then he had the money to fix that, and did so.
  • Anto

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    Dec 29, 2009 2:09 AM GMT
    I have to disagree a bit here.
    There is something about having perfectly white and even teeth that is not attractive and a bit of a turn-off.

    I think the original post is more about cosmetic appearance than health. My teeth are not perfectly white or even and I've never had a cavity for example.
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    Dec 29, 2009 11:32 PM GMT
    bgcat57 saidWhile I agree that there's no excuse for bad or neglectful dental hygiene, I think it might be unreasonable to expect someone to spend thousands of dollars in orthodontia for cosmetic effect or affect as the case may be. Additionally, you can tell more about someones dental hygiene by their breath than their teeth.

    While I appreciate a nice smile, I also understand that someone may have greater priorities (like rent) to address.

    I guess I'm happy that I'm not smiling too broadly in any of my pictures for fear of revealing a myriad of dental imperfections that would have me deported to the island of misfit toys.


    Yeah, I agree. I like a nice smile on a guy, but I certainly don't need gleaming, flawless teeth. I find it disconcerting that most people in Hollywood have the same capped/veneered, blindingly white smile, and it's not something I look for in a guy.

    And for the record, it always bugs me when gossip blogs call Kirsten Dunst "snaggle-tooth". Even though it isn't perfect, I think her smile is cute!
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    Dec 29, 2009 11:35 PM GMT
    A better haircut, lighting, concealer, and foundation helps as well...
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    Dec 29, 2009 11:43 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidIn my grandparents generation (all 4 born in the 1800s) it was a given that you wouldn't keep all your teeth, and be wearing dentures by your 50s. Even my parents, born in 1911 & 1917, had dentures.

    At 60, I'm the first in their family not to have false teeth by my age. I do have some crowns, and lots of fillings, but the original teeth remain. Young people don't realize how unusual that was a few generations ago.

    Attribute it to better dental care, both in personal hygiene and advances in dental science, including orthodontics. Not to mention water fluoridation, which was vehemently opposed by Republicans in the late 1950s and early '60s as a Communist plot to poison us all. (Whatever Republicans don't like becomes a "plot" by either foreign enemies or homegrown gays & liberals, haven't you noticed?)

    In any case, today we keep our teeth because we take better care of them. And they look better, too. Except for the British, who don't seem to have gotten the memo yet.


    man republicans are stupid....

    In the UK every £ spent fluoridating saves £50 to the NHS dental costs, that's cash you can take to the bank..... Yeah socialists get dental too icon_biggrin.gif