CHICAGO, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Last year, Americans voted on their
favorite smiles among the Best Actress nominees. Nicole Kidman was the
winner, and was subsequently crowned Best Actress. Will the second annual
survey by the American College of Prosthodontists have the same prophetic
power this year?
The big winner of this year's accolade: Charlize Theron, who was America's
pick as the nominee with the best smile (in real life, not as her character in
Monster). The survey was conducted by Impulse Research on behalf of the
American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), the national association of dental
specialists who are experts in creating beautiful, healthy smiles by restoring
both the form and the function of teeth. Prosthodontists undergo more
schooling and training than general dentists, and specialize in procedures
ranging from tooth whitening to dental implants.
The survey polled more than 1,500 people nationwide to find what people
admire and want in a smile. Forty-four percent of survey participants voted
Theron as having the best smile. Runners-up were Diane Keaton (35 percent)
and Naomi Watts (12 percent), while Keisha Castle-Hughes (five percent) and
Samantha Morton (three percent) ranked lower on the smile scale.
Although Theron was unavailable for comment at press time, Dr. David
Eggleston, a prosthodontist who practices in the Los Angeles area,
congratulated the winner for her healthy-looking smile.
"A smile is a great source of self-esteem, but shouldn't be fake looking,
with super-white teeth lined up like Chiclets," said Eggleston. "The
prosthodontist, as a dental specialist, can help anyone get a beautiful,
natural looking smile that not only looks good but can actually improve the
health of the mouth."
The survey also asked Americans about what defines a Hollywood-caliber
smile: 86 percent of survey participants said attractive and healthy-looking
teeth. To get their own healthy smile, 66 percent said they would be more
likely to have an esthetic procedure if it affected the overall health of
their mouth, 25 percent weren't sure, and 9 percent would say "no" to an
To locate a prosthodontist in a particular area or learn more about
esthetic procedures, please visit www.findaprosthodontist.com . The ACP is
dedicated to improving the quality of patient's lives through the advancement
of prosthodontics. With a diverse membership across the United States,
prosthodontists provide the highest level of specialist dental care, creating
generations of beautiful, healthy smiles.
The American College of Prosthodontists is the national professional
association representing one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the
American Dental Association. Prosthodontists are experts in implant, esthetic
and reconstructive dentistry. Founded in 1970, the ACP is a not-for-profit
organization dedicated to enhancing patient care, advancing the art and
science of Prosthodontics, promoting the health benefits of Prosthodontics to
the public and other healthcare professionals, ensuring the quality of
Prosthodontic education and providing professional services to its membership.
SOURCE American College of Prosthodontists