Politicians are always in the spotlight; after all, being a leader means drawing the attention of both constituents and critics alike. However, it’s not just the political decisions they make that people scrutinize. When UK Prime Minister David Cameron addressed the nation upon the birth of Prince George, viewers immediately speculated that something was off:
David Cameron was all smiles as he stepped out of Downing Street to welcome news of the royal birth.
But the Prime Minister’s beaming address to the nation triggered speculation he has lost a front tooth.
Mr. Cameron looked gap-toothed as he declared the birth ‘an important moment in the life of our nation’…
Twitter user Jay Said wrote: ‘Since when did David Cameron have a gap tooth?’
Mark Muir added: ‘David Cameron sporting a sore lip and a chipped tooth. Wonder what’s happened there?’
Becky Watson said: ‘Okay, this is very exciting, but was David Cameron missing a tooth in that BBC interview?! This truly is a good day.’
However it is believed Mr. Cameron’s teeth are all where they should be, and the video clip was just a trick of the light on a small chip he sustained many years ago.
Indeed, even world leaders aren’t immune to the social stigma of missing teeth; if you lost a tooth as a child, then you know the jokes the other kids might have made about your gap-toothed smile. Having an incomplete set of teeth can damage your self-esteem. Indeed, this lack of self-worth has been linked to mental health problems like anxiety and depression.Fortunately, people who’ve lost their teeth can get dental implants from Philadelphia dentists like Dr. Gerald Regni. The procedure involves surgically implanting a titanium root into a patient’s jaw, which will integrate with the natural bone over time. Once fully healed, a connector called an abutment will be attached to the root, which will then support a dental crown; after the procedure is completed, the patients will have new teeth that look, feel, and function just like their natural ones.
Hiding their smiles is something that people with missing teeth often do. It’s been shown, though, that the simple act of smiling changes the brain’s blood flow and makes people feel instantly happier. Aside from this, not smiling can negatively affect how people perceive you. If you want to freely smile again, get in touch with Philadelphia dental implant experts.
(Article Excerpt and Image from What is going on with Cameron's teeth? Prime Minister's message to royal baby sparks speculation he has lost a tooth, The Daily Mail, 23 July 2013)