History Main / EternallyPearlyWhiteTeeth

15th Feb '16 1:05:52 AM vifetoile
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* ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'': FrankensteinsMonster had "pearly white teeth", because Frankenstein deliberately built him out of attractive parts in hopes of creating as perfect a specimen as possible, but instead the overall effect is UncannyValley.

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* ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'': FrankensteinsMonster had "pearly white teeth", because Frankenstein deliberately built him out of attractive parts in hopes of creating as perfect a specimen as possible, but instead the overall effect effect, probably heightened by the jaundiced, yellow skin, is pure UncannyValley.


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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' includes an aversion - Finn the Human has several teeth missing, a consequence of his rough n' tumble adventuring life.
16th Jan '16 9:18:46 AM 10-13-2
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* When the monster heel Gene Snitsky underwent a makeover in 2006, he shaved off his hair, his beard and his ''eyebrows'' - and apparently stopped brushing his teeth, to the point that ''WWE Magazine'' jokingly dubbed the color of those teeth "Snitsky yellow."
* And then, at the other extreme, was "Dashing" CodyRhodes, who had perfect, pearly-white teeth - [[BeautyToBeast until he got his face kicked in]] by ReyMysterio.
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16th Jan '16 9:14:10 AM 10-13-2
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* The Penguin in ''BatmanReturns'' has narrow, sharpened teeth that are more like fangs, and they are a dingy dark yellow in color. In other media, the Penguin usually has white teeth - but they are usually vaguely crooked or misaligned in order to make him look sinister.

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* The Penguin in ''BatmanReturns'' has narrow, sharpened teeth that are more like fangs, and they are a dingy dark yellow in color. In other media, the Penguin usually has white teeth - but they are usually tend to be vaguely crooked or misaligned misaligned, in order to make him look sinister.
16th Jan '16 9:11:26 AM 10-13-2
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* The Penguin in ''BatmanReturns'' has narrow, sharpened teeth that are more like fangs, and they are a dingy dark yellow in color. In other media, the Penguin usually has white teeth - but they are usually vaguely crooked or misaligned in order to make him look sinister.
16th Jan '16 9:07:12 AM 10-13-2
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The other side of this trope, however, is to commonly present people in the past as all having rotten, disgusting teeth due to their primitive oral hygiene. This is very much TruthInTelevision -- for ''some'' time periods and regions, but not for always and everywhere. [[RealityIsUnrealistic In reality]], the rate of dental caries was rather low in the oldest time periods; even though the people may have spent much less time cleaning their teeth, they suffered less from tooth decay than we would expect today because their diets didn't have nearly as much tooth-rotting sugar. The big turn for the worse, at least when talking about European cultures, happened during TheHighMiddleAges. See the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dental_caries#History Other Wiki]] for more details.

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The other side of this trope, however, is to commonly present [[TheDungAges people in the past as all having rotten, disgusting teeth due to their primitive oral hygiene.hygiene]]. This is very much TruthInTelevision -- for ''some'' time periods and regions, but not for always and everywhere. [[RealityIsUnrealistic In reality]], the rate of dental caries was rather low in the oldest time periods; even though the people may have spent much less time cleaning their teeth, they suffered less from tooth decay than we would expect today because their diets didn't have nearly as much tooth-rotting sugar. The big turn for the worse, at least when talking about European cultures, happened during TheHighMiddleAges. See the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dental_caries#History Other Wiki]] for more details.
17th Dec '15 10:22:33 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': Caesar Flickerman's grinning mug appears on in-universe toothpaste ads used to promote the film.
18th Oct '15 9:28:20 PM nemui10pm
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* Averted in ''Film/LesMiserables2012''. Aaron Tveit, who played Enjolras, mentions getting makeup on his pearly whites so that they won't end up with an early 19th-century revolutionary leader with jarringly perfect teeth.

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* Averted in ''Film/LesMiserables2012''. Aaron Tveit, who played Enjolras, mentions getting makeup on his pearly whites so that they won't end up with an early 19th-century revolutionary leader with jarringly perfect teeth.teeth (though Victor Hugo specifically noted that Enjolras has 'exquisite teeth', so perhaps it wouldn't have been so out of place).
13th Oct '15 10:48:45 PM nemui10pm
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* Averted in ''Film/LesMiserables2012''. Aaron Tveit, who played Enjolras, mentions getting makeup on his pearly whites so that they won't end up with an early 19th-century revolutionary leader with jarringly perfect teeth.
4th May '15 9:12:59 AM AgProv
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* James Clavell {{Lampshades}} the disgusting state of BritishTeeth in the nineteenth century in his novel of Hong Kong, '[[Literature/AsianSaga Tai-Pan]]''. The fact the hero takes care of his teeth - something he learnt from the Chinese - is seen as an aberration, of his "going native". Meanwhile his rival actually ''dies'' of bad teeth: an untreated abscess he is "toughening out" and disregarding turns into blood poisoning.

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* James Clavell {{Lampshades}} the disgusting state of BritishTeeth in the nineteenth century in his novel of Hong Kong, '[[Literature/AsianSaga ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Tai-Pan]]''. The fact the hero takes care of his teeth - something he learnt from the Chinese - is seen as an aberration, of his "going native". Meanwhile his rival actually ''dies'' of bad teeth: an untreated abscess he is "toughening out" and disregarding turns into blood poisoning.
4th May '15 9:10:09 AM AgProv
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* James Clavell {{Lampshades}} the disgusting state of BritishTeeth in the nineteenth century in his novel of Hong Kong, '[[TheAsianSaga Tai-Pan]]''. The fact the hero takes care of his teeth - something he learnt from the Chinese - is seen as an aberration, of his "going native". Meanwhile his rival actually ''dies'' of bad teeth: an untreated abscess he is "toughening out" and disregarding turns into blood poisoning.

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* James Clavell {{Lampshades}} the disgusting state of BritishTeeth in the nineteenth century in his novel of Hong Kong, '[[TheAsianSaga '[[Literature/AsianSaga Tai-Pan]]''. The fact the hero takes care of his teeth - something he learnt from the Chinese - is seen as an aberration, of his "going native". Meanwhile his rival actually ''dies'' of bad teeth: an untreated abscess he is "toughening out" and disregarding turns into blood poisoning.
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