It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Less romantically, the mouth is basically the garage door to the gut, and the teeth help whatever’s coming through to keep moving along the journey.
Unless someone has terribly nasty or wonderfully perfect teeth, the choppers usually do not get much attention – unless of course there is a piece of food (often green) lodged between two of them or someone’s sporting a 24 karat “grill.”
But imagine seeing someone with no teeth at all. Not even a single bicuspid. Now that would surely catch your attention based on the meeting of their gums alone. Not to mention your concern as to how this person could eat anything aside from smooth mashed potatoes and strained peas. A toothless mouth, unless it’s on a newborn or a sock puppet, is a real shocker.
Viral trends come and go, but one that is a gift that keeps on giving is the popularity of photos of celebrities with their teeth Photoshopped out. Whoever thought of doing this in the first place probably had no clue how catchy the idea would become, and with all the clicks and views, he or she is no doubt putting their money where their mouth is (or the toothless celebs’ mouths, in this instance).
Take a long, hard look at how weirdly addicting browsing photos of toothless celebs can be. Smiling for the paparazzi is a whole lot harder when there’s nothing to bite the “cheese” with.