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27th Apr '16 2:02:03 PM DavidDelony
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* Shane [=McGowan=] is a very prominent example of this trope played straight...unlike his [[http://www.streetmusician.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/shane-macgowan-300x262.jpg fanglike maw.]]

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* [[Music/ThePogues Shane [=McGowan=] McGowan]] is a very prominent example of this trope played straight...unlike his [[http://www.streetmusician.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/shane-macgowan-300x262.jpg fanglike maw.]]
17th Apr '16 8:46:04 AM AnotherGuy
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* ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. In "Rdwrer", Daphne is upset at businesses sending Christmas cards ''after'' Christmas.
-->'''Daphne:''' Bloody hell! Five days after Christmas is over and I'm still getting these cards! They do it on purpose, you know. It's always from someone you forgot, and then it's too late to send one back, then they sneer at you for the rest of the year! ''(reads card)'' "Peace and Goodwill," my ass! You just lost yourself a customer, Dr. Naran S. Gupta, D.D.S.! \\
'''Martin:''' ''(sarcastic)'' Losing a set of English teeth, he'll feel that!
10th Mar '16 4:38:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* The titular character from ''SaladFingers''. The appearance of his teeth actually varies from frame to frame - sharp, tiny, huge, missing etc. - but they are always ugly, yellow and somewhat crooked. Of course, Salad Fingers' nationality isn't known for sure to be British, but he is from a British flash series and has a British accent.

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* The titular character from ''SaladFingers''.''WebAnimation/SaladFingers''. The appearance of his teeth actually varies from frame to frame - sharp, tiny, huge, missing etc. - but they are always ugly, yellow and somewhat crooked. Of course, Salad Fingers' nationality isn't known for sure to be British, but he is from a British flash series and has a British accent.



* In the ''{{Sealab 2021}}'' episode "Let 'Em Eat Corn", Captain Shanks gets his hands on some nukes from two British guys in exchange for paying to have their dreadful teeth fixed.
* British Kyle of ''FanboyAndChumChum'' has large buck teeth as well as braces. Though it's not as if the non-British titular duo has perfect teeth...

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* In the ''{{Sealab ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' episode "Let 'Em Eat Corn", Captain Shanks gets his hands on some nukes from two British guys in exchange for paying to have their dreadful teeth fixed.
* British Kyle of ''FanboyAndChumChum'' ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum'' has large buck teeth as well as braces. Though it's not as if the non-British titular duo has perfect teeth...
16th Jan '16 9:05:00 AM 10-13-2
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It should be noted that this stereotype is quite offensive. If you're American, and talking to a British person, don't make jokes about their teeth [[BewareTheNiceOnes if you fancy keeping yours]].

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It should be noted that this stereotype is quite offensive. If you're American, and talking to a British person, don't make jokes about their teeth [[BewareTheNiceOnes if you fancy keeping yours]].
yours]]. Also note that this is a ''national'' trope, not an ethnic trope - a plurality of Americans being mostly or partially of British descent.
14th Jan '16 4:37:49 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack's ally the Scotsman has a ''really'' bad tooth decay problem, visible whenever he smiles. (Which he tends to do ''a lot'' more often [[PerpetualFrowner than Jack]].)
30th Dec '15 2:12:11 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:345:[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/British_teeth_1401.png]]]]

->English Teeth! HEROES' Teeth!
->Hear them click! and clack!
->Let's sing a song of praise to them -
->Three Cheers for the Brown, Grey and Black.

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[[quoteright:345:[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/British_teeth_1401.png]]]]

->English
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->''"English
Teeth! HEROES' Teeth!
->Hear
Teeth!\\
Hear
them click! and clack!
->Let's
clack!\\
Let's
sing a song of praise to them -
->Three
-\\
Three
Cheers for the Brown, Grey and Black."''
24th Dec '15 12:14:32 PM Inspeps
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** Averted now since he doesn't have any real teeth. He now sports a mouth of [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/05/16/article-1183171-04F46A6A000005DC-687_468x286.jpg dentures]].

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** Averted now since he doesn't have any real teeth. He now sports a mouth of [[http://i.dailymail.[[http://img.thesun.co.uk/i/pix/2009/05/16/article-1183171-04F46A6A000005DC-687_468x286.uk/aidemitlum/archive/02611/SHANEMAIN_2611665a.jpg dentures]].
17th Dec '15 12:08:27 PM Inspeps
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** Averted now since he doesn't have any teeth, period.

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** Averted now since he doesn't have any teeth, period.real teeth. He now sports a mouth of [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/05/16/article-1183171-04F46A6A000005DC-687_468x286.jpg dentures]].
17th Dec '15 12:03:14 PM Inspeps
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** Averted now since he doesn't have any teeth, period.
17th Dec '15 9:53:17 AM SilentHunterUK
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The reason for Britain's more lax standards on dental beauty are probably related to the National Health Service (NHS). Dentistry is the only part of the socialised healthcare system where the British people are expected to pay the costs of at least some of the work. British people tend to resent having to pay anything at all, leaving cosmetic dental care lower on their order of priorities than in other countries. As far as actual dental health goes, [[http://www.economist.com/research/articlesBySubject/displaystory.cfm?subjectid=7933596&story_id=15060097 a 2009 study by the OECD]] found the UK to have some of the industrialized world's better dental health, ahead of the United States overall.

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The reason for Britain's more lax standards on dental beauty are probably related to the National Health Service (NHS). Dentistry is the only part of the socialised healthcare system where the British people are expected to pay the costs of at least some of the work.work unless on benefits. British people tend to resent having to pay anything at all, leaving cosmetic dental care lower on their order of priorities than in other countries. As far as actual dental health goes, [[http://www.economist.com/research/articlesBySubject/displaystory.cfm?subjectid=7933596&story_id=15060097 a 2009 study by the OECD]] found the UK to have some of the industrialized world's better dental health, ahead of the United States overall.
overall, something backed up by a [[http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/dec/17/british-teeth-us-dentistry-oral-health 2015 study for the British Medical Journal]].


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** Indeed, Creator/EveMyles (Gwen) has a notable gap between her two top front teeth.


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* In a notable American counter-example, Creator/PatricaArquette chose not to have her teeth straightened as she didn't feel it was right for her. It hasn't hurt her career.
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