As we all know, election week is among us and the results of the elections for a president and vice president are starting to come in, but what about the presidential smile?
Which of the candidates has the best smile in the United States of America? Smiling is a very subtle but contagious gesture that can either make an entire country proud of representing them or undeniably unsettle a whole crowd.
Have you tried smiling at a friend or stranger? Their reaction will almost all the time be the same: they’ll smile right back and brighten up their day. It’s the little things that matter, and when representing an entire country, well, you’ve got to make sure you’ve got the best smile on.
The presidential smile has drastically changed from Abraham Lincoln to Ronald Reagan to Barak Obama, and now we’ll have to wait and see whose smile will shine over America. When it comes down to who will be taking the White House seat, a sense of power is placed over who possesses this position.
Many view the personality, character, and other traits and virtues of the next president as critical factors to see if the candidate will help the country move forward as a smile is a very little but deceiving gesture.
The way a person acts and their personality is a decisive trait that we utilize to categorize the way a person might be, but in reality, we should never try to judge a book by its cover. As human beings, we must try to take the time to actually get to know a person and not be quick to judge someone because of their beliefs or appearance.
The act of smiling is an effortless yet effective gesture that can perhaps lean the balance of who will become the next president. Smiling is a universal expression that allows the individual who views this feeling of emotion that can change their mood. Don’t get us wrong; it’s a highly expressive gesture that no matter what mood you might be in, the presidential smile can change your decision on who you were going to vote for.
In 1962, a lecture created by philosopher Edgar Morin made a subtle yet disturbing comment regarding the presidential smile, stating that the candidates chosen for the position of president of the United States of America have created a dynasty of sorts involving smiles.
In the early 1900s, dentistry evolved into numerous oral health fields, dental development advanced rather quickly, and innovative techniques were implemented. This is pretty noticeable once you take the time to look over past presidents’ photos, but not all of them offer a smile, as some demonstrate a smirk or grin like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
The first president of the United States of America to smile during a photo was the charismatic, humorous, and ambitious Theodore Roosevelt. His personality, combined with his engaging characteristics and various skills and accomplishments, allowed Theodore Roosevelt to become the measuring stick for the presidential smile.
This would, later on, become a symbol of sorts for global acceptance. His smile appeared to never end because of his shiny white teeth. They would become Theodore’s signature attribute as it generated a sense of security for the United States citizens.
After Theodore Roosevelt’s unprecedented passing, numerous dental surgeons and physicians of the time set out to investigate his premature death. Many began speculating the probable reason or cause that translated to his death at the age of 60.
They considered various medical causes as potential causes, but many do not know its truth. This may come as a surprise, but taking just a few minutes of your day to brush and floss properly after getting out of bed and your meals can genuinely become a lifesaver.
His untimely demise shocked the world as it represented political importance for the citizens of his country.
However, Theodore Roosevelt experienced a rather exciting life as he had to go through a series of numerous systemic, chronic, and oral related struggles that ended with his life. These problems affected his professional as well as personal life and health.
A “bad tooth” was mistreated during a visit to his dental surgeon and caused questionable practices to be inspected. Many physicians thought the “bad tooth” treated previously was a decisive point of cause.
As we all know, Franklin D Roosevelt is the very first presidential candidate to promote this act as a meaningful gesture for the presidents that would follow. Ronald Reagan would follow up Roosevelt’s reign by dismantling Roosevelt’s legacy by showing America’s next likable smile that would make anyone want to make Roosevelt’s smile an afterthought.
Richard Nixon would then follow in Reagan’s footsteps as his smile was quite the interesting one and his presidential run. The only politician to enjoy his counterparts’ suffering while his eyes and teeth would merely be gleaming with anxiety would try to hide his true mental limitlessness, which was his internal defeat.
Next would be Bill Clinton, quite the comparable counterpart of John F. Kennedy, as he tried to simulate what could have been another Kennedy more daringly as his smile would follow right along with his eyes.
Next on the list is the democratic example of persistence. And determination no matter what life gives you, Barack Obama, even when exiting his presidential vehicles. It would seem like he would be walking right into a music video with a smile that seemingly appears to cover his face.
Finally, Donald Trump, most people say that he does not smile instead appears to sport a zipped smile that ends rather quickly. We’ll just have to wait and see what our future presidents hold under their deceiving gestures.
Interesting, right? Check out more of our blog and don’t forget to set an appointment for your regular check-up. Preventive dental care can help you keep a healthy and happy smile!