Colour ‘major factor’ in perfect smile
Scientists have worked out what is necessary for perfecting a dazzling smile.
According to new research, the curve, colour and shape of an individual’s teeth, alongside the size and width of each individual tooth and the measurements of the mouth are all important factors in a flawless grin.
However, the researchers warned that colour is a crucial feature of a striking smile, warning people against glow-in-the-dark bright white, advising that teeth should match the whites of their eyes.
“One of the first things about a smile people notice is the colour,” said Dr Nicholas Davis, who led the research.
“Jessica Simpson is the one we get asked to reproduce the most,” he added.
Dr Davis’s formula includes information such as that the width of a smile should be at least half the total distance accross the face and that the bottom row of teeth should be less visible than the top row.
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