- Americans are missing more teeth than the British
- Differences in national funding are a significant factor
(CNN)If "Austin Powers" is any indication, only a British spy could have jagged teeth the color of cheese and still be called a sex symbol.
The Simpsons: Ralph Wiggum is traumatized when a dentist shows him "The Big Book of British Smiles," featuring ever more yellowed and bloodied teeth.
The Goldfinch: Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize winning novel features annoying English character Everett, noted for his "rabbit teeth."
Austin Powers: The British spy wakes with new teeth after being cryogenically frozen and told: "There have been fabulous advances in the field of dentistry."
South Park: When America is invaded by Britain, the English army is depicted with protruding, yellow teeth.