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Letters Austin Powers bites back

Oral health of Americans is no better, and may be worse, than that of the English

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 20 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i256
  1. C Albert Yeung, consultant in dental public health1
  1. 1Kirklands Hospital, Bothwell G71 8BB, UK
  1. albert.yeung{at}

Contradicting a popular stereotype that Brits have ugly teeth compared with the perfectly straight sparklers of the US, the study from Guarnizo-Herreño and colleagues shows that the oral health of Americans is no better than that of the English.1

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