Sordid commerce nothwithstanding, some things just cannot go unblogged. So, courtesy of eurobarometer
, the question - 'How often in the last 12 months have you felt embarassed about the state of your teeth or dentures?
And it turns out that some 15% of Euromen & women have been embarassed by their gnashers in the last year, with the greatest levels of dental confidence seen in Germany, Malta and the Netherlands - just 7% admitting to any embarassment last year. Whether this is a reflection of the quality of dentistry in those parts or that said Germans, Maltese and Dutch types lack self-doubt. At the other end of the scale, no movie star smiles from some 34 % of Romanians, 26% of Macedonians, 25% of Lithuanians, 23% of Bulgarians, 23% of Portuguese or 22% of Italians. The negative score for these parts is 13%, so depending on how one looks at it, either many of us have paid no heed to the jibes our American friends make about our dentition, or else we have gone out and done something about it.
Labels: Eurobarometer, Health and inefficiency