When your daughter plays "House," she pretends to be an annoying doctor with a pill-addiction and a limp.
..... I've got 3 kids and their dad's in jail, so no child support. And my credit sucks.
I like really nice teeth. They don't have to be perfect...but if your teeth are all jacked up in your mouth then they have to look white and clean. If the teeth are perfect looking, shaped/straight or veneers, they should be at least a natural color and not a blinding white. Having both super straight perfect teeth plus the blinding white is just too fake looking.
You've got me thinking about that episode of The Simpsons where Lisa needs to wear a brace. The dentist is pushing Homer & Marge to take out the expensive dental plan and fancy braces. So he shows Lisa the Book of British Smiles to scare the crap out of her
I find people in California are much more casual than people on the east coast. They are obsessed with the fake tan, perfect teeth, perfect nails and anything trendy. They will go out, and I see this quite often, in flannel pajamas and Ugg Boots. On the east coast, I think people have better style. Nice clothes, expensive and classic pieces of jewelry, etc. Not too crazy about the fake and bake or the bluish/white teeth
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I want my teeth whitened and am already thinking how I can justify it to myself. The cost isn't an issue (it's not THAT expensive anyway), it's just that it seems so frivolous. I probably waste money on all sorts of other shit if only I tracked it all. It's a weird hang-up, I suppose. You've inspired me though 'cos I really want to do it!!!!
That is so true what you say about the wealthy. The real aristos are often kind of rakish, scatty and too preoccupied-with-God-knows-what to worry about their appearance (old money). The wealthy (new money - TV stars, etc) go all-out to impress and spend their way out of their old way of life.
^^ Hey Moog, if you're super thrifty and/or on a strict budget (like me ) and want nice white teeth you can brush with baking soda (just don't do it every single time or too often because it can scrape the enamel off) and rinse with hydrogen peroxide-- just be sure not to swallow any and rinse really well. It kills the germs and keeps the breath nice and fresh too.
(You probably know all this stuff though with your nursing experience and all.)
I see some generalizations about Americans in this thread. It depends upon the geographical area. As an L.A./California escapee, I am very comfortable living in Portland where pretty much anything goes. People are very individualistic here. You can dress up or down and no one will look twice. It's very casual, and because the weather is cold people cover up in big sweaters and boots - I love that. Always will love that, not having been able to do it while growing up. It's true though that each city has a section where airs are put on, but generally speaking the Pacific NW is very laid back about appearances.
And actually, San Francisco, Berkeley and pretty much all of Northern California are like that too.
I love being trendy, but i feel that any wrong combonation, it's easy to be critized where I live.
You can't be dressed like a hobo, even going into just a gas station. Or even hippy because police or somebody will have their eye out on you, as if your on drugs.
I like nice teeth too, but I am way suspect of the bleaching and the damage it probably does to the enamel. Baking soda is the tried and true way to go. My brother brushes with it every single day.
But if my teeth were just incredibly discolored and I'd exhausted natural means like baking soda (or others) to no avail, I'd definitely have to consider bleaching. Nothing makes my skin crawl more than teeth that look like ass!
That being said, I think people do take the bleaching a little far. It's a tad ridiculous to see a 35 year old with such blindingly white teeth that you wouldn't even see on a child. I've never checked, but surely there are ways to whiten one's teeth a little bit (or gradually) to a shade that's not too ridiculous-looking. When I got porcelain crowns on some of my back teeth (the ones that were once crappy with fillings) they used a shade chart to match the color to the rest of my teeth.
Oh...And nothing drives me more nuts than veneers on people who don't need them!
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