Interesting, that the image of the toothless person envisions one of stupid , beer swilling , hicks. We all have this image and its used for jokes and everything.

But the reality is that the folks from rural southern, hill country, and such can be as with it as folks from the enlightened urban areas.

Having missing teeth is indicative of poor dentistry which mostly comes with poverty. Also I've found that normal health insurance often as not dose not cover dentistry. I know mine doesn't.

But we all get a laugh from those images. I know I have.

In modern times having really poor teeth might be indicative of methamphetamine use. And that is duly sad

So now it might appear I'm being negative again. But I'm not. Just an observation. I'm sure you've all thought of this.


Edited by MrB (03/06/13 10:09 PM)
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