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Old 03-28-2013, 04:21 AM
 
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That trend for the cosmetic fang looking teeth, thats weird as well. Always be people with too much money and too little sense.

The poor people don't generally have good teeth, in the Philippines there is a real problem with that. Its sad to see young people losing teeth like that.

 
Old 03-28-2013, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Fort Washington, MD
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This is such a racist article. I don't care what the OP claims that he is, any topic that is fishing for comments to determine which Asian - as a group - has the 'best' teeth is ridiculous.

There are people around the world with good - and bad - teeth. This is regardless of their skin pigmentation, their upbringing, diet and so on.

That said, some Asian countries have contrary views to aesthetic beauty than the US. As stated earlier by a previous poster, it is currently in vogue in Japan for women to have imperfect looking teeth. They commonly wear temporary molds that give them that appearance; it is a pop cultural event that began with female Japanese musicians sporting this look.
 
Old 03-28-2013, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Jersey
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It's generalizing for sure and perhaps takes a culturally biased view towards teeth, but I'm not sure if it's racist. Would it be racist to say the British tend to have "bad" teeth?
 
Old 03-28-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Fort Washington, MD
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It's generalizing for sure and perhaps takes a culturally biased view towards teeth, but I'm not sure if it's racist. Would it be racist to say the British tend to have "bad" teeth?
According to Roget's, racism is defined as 'prejudice against an ethnic group', and is synonymous to intolerance, bigotry, bias, unfairness, and so forth. So in accordance to this defined interpretation of racism, yes, it is racist. And so would be the reference to British as a general populace allegedly having 'bad' teeth.
 
Old 03-28-2013, 06:30 PM
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Without a doubt, S Koreans....very nice!
 
Old 03-28-2013, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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According to Roget's, racism is defined as 'prejudice against an ethnic group', and is synonymous to intolerance, bigotry, bias, unfairness, and so forth. So in accordance to this defined interpretation of racism, yes, it is racist. And so would be the reference to British as a general populace allegedly having 'bad' teeth.
Fair enough, however there's a lot bigger fish to fry when it comes to racism and bigotry than mundane generalized commentary about the quality of certain nationalities' teeth.
 
Old 03-28-2013, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Good teeth in a populace is going to correspond to the general affluence of the country involved. Remember, most of this affluence seen in Asian countries today is relatively recent - when people can afford to have good dental care.

One thing I noticed, is that there are quite a number of Chinese around 40 years and older, with dark discoloration on their teeth. I asked my dentist why this is so - and he said that in China, they used tetracycline as an antibiotic back then - and gave it to pregnant women, before there was medical knowledge that this caused discoloration in their unborn children.
 
Old 03-28-2013, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Rich ones.
 
Old 03-29-2013, 08:32 AM
 
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According to Roget's, racism is defined as 'prejudice against an ethnic group', and is synonymous to intolerance, bigotry, bias, unfairness, and so forth. So in accordance to this defined interpretation of racism, yes, it is racist. And so would be the reference to British as a general populace allegedly having 'bad' teeth.
oh lighten up for goodness sake
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