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Check Up of the Day: Dentist Gives a Run Down on Presidential Candidates' Teeth



Redditor therock21, who claims to be a dentist, gave Reddit an examination of the Democratic presidential candidates' teeth the other day and then came back Sept. 23 to examine the GOP candidates.

Let's see how they fared.

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    Hillary Clinton

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    Here's what the good dentist had to say:

    Just two crowns here. Teeth 7 and 8 as circled.

    Basically these teeth look too good, they have no real imperfections and look like teeth on a 25 year old. The crown on tooth 8 (the one more in the center) is the more obvious crown because it's shape is clearly different than the tooth next to it.




    This picture shows what is known as metamerism. The crowns look like a significantly different color than her other teeth because of the cameras flash. These teeth would not look that different under more normal lighting conditions.

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    Martin O'Malley

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    Teeth look perfectly natural...Especially notice the shape of the canine

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    Bernie Sanders

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    Teeth 9,10,11 as circled are a bridge. He likely lost tooth 10 at some point for some reason and had the tooth replaced with the bridge. There are a couple big givesways here. First if you look closely you can tell all three teeth are connected. Secondly, the color is slightly off.The color can be off for a couple reasons. One reason is that they just picked the wrong color at the beginning. I think it is more likely that Bernie has bleached his teeth a little since he got the bridge, leaving the bridge the same color as it was before the bleaching.

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    He included Joe Biden, because why not

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    These are all crowns. Pretty expensive work here. There are several giveaways.

    The uniformity of the color on each tooth is one giveaway. Each teeth should have some color variation, but instead each looks almost completely uniform.

    The shapes of the teeth are also a giveaway. The two front teeth are ok. The tooth next to the two front teeth (tooth 7, maxillary right lateral incisor) looks a little funnily shaped, (the crown looks too long). The canine here has a rounded cusp, which is definitely not right. It would either be pointed, or flattened on top. It would not be round like that.

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    Ben Carson

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    A bit of a trick question here. Carson's teeth are different in each of those pictures. The first picture is before he had the following dental work done.

    These front four teeth are likely veneers, but could be crowns. Looks like purely cosmetic work done here. Shade is slightly off, and the teeth definitely look a touch unnatural but overall these look great.

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    Lindsay Graham

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    These teeth look perfectly natural, they actually appear to be very clean too. Good job Lindsey.

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    Mike Huckabee

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    Teeth look pretty good, but they are crowns, possibly veneers. Huckabee went with a more natural look and not a super bleached white so in order to call them out here you have to know what natural teeth look like. There isn't enough color variation here and they just have a slight blocky look to them. Looks like pretty good work though.

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    John Kasich

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    Teeth look perfectly natural.

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    Donald Trump

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    Absolutely all crowns. Very nice work though, real classy stuff. He must know someone who really knows what they're doing.

    It really is good work, it's a bit too white to be natural. Basically, his teeth look like porcelain, because that's what they are.

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    Bonus Obama!

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    I got nothin. These teeth all look perfectly natural.
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