British people and their teeth seem to have a bit of a stigma attached to them concerning their oral health. However, the Queen herself seems to be shattering the myths about Britain’s rotten teeth.
Her namesake queen Elizabeth the 1st, had almost black teeth due to her love of sugar and would brush her teeth with Honey.
The Queen mother grew up in an era where dentistry consisted of mostly extractions to solve a problem, and although she had better dentistry options later in life, she opted not to have them.
Queen Elizabeth, however, being 94 years old, still has all of her teeth and boasts a brilliant smile.
Her secret has been accredited to professional dental whitening, veneers, and the fact that she wore braces at a young age. This fact newspapers recently revealed while visiting the Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental hospitals new premises.
While meeting one of the teaching nurses, Elizabeth was shown a set of wire braces where she replied
“I had wires, luckily a very long time ago.”
She also stated, “I think it’s worth it in the end,” when a ten-year-old being fitted for braces showed her his teeth.
Dentistry has come a long way for Britain and the world in the last half-century, and British royalty has embraced the practice graduating from blackened honey brushed teeth to whiter, healthier smiles.