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Do you show your teeth when you smile?
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 1:43 pm    Post subject: Do you show your teeth when you smile? Reply with quote

I don't.
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't smile, I grimace.

does anyone else have a very small mouth in proportion to their face that just doesn't shape it'self into a smile?


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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i do! Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sinsboldly wrote:


does anyone else have a very small mouth in proportion to their face that just doesn't shape it'self into a smile?


Lol...i've been told by my orthodontist that I have a mouth the size of a 6 year olds. Laughing
I seem to grimace as well when I try to smile...I'm not sure if thats due to my mouth being small or some other factor(s).

Anyway, no I don't show my teeth when I (try) to smile. In photos now, I've learned it's just best for me to keep a neutral face as apparently if I force a smile I look like a psychopath. Confused
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brittany2907 wrote:
sinsboldly wrote:


does anyone else have a very small mouth in proportion to their face that just doesn't shape it'self into a smile?


Lol...i've been told by my orthodontist that I have a mouth the size of a 6 year olds. Laughing
I seem to grimace as well when I try to smile...I'm not sure if thats due to my mouth being small or some other factor(s).

Anyway, no I don't show my teeth when I (try) to smile. In photos now, I've learned it's just best for me to keep a neutral face as apparently if I force a smile I look like a psychopath. Confused


Haha! I've pretty much given-up trying to smile for photos. Even my natural smile is much like a awkward, giddy, gawky grimace. I just stick to a neutral expression now too. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only smile in photos if someone makes me laugh.

I have a really creepy fake smile that I do sometimes to be funny, though =D
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol, my orthodontist told me I had 'shark's teeth' (they slope inwards a bit)- I took it as a complement and decided I didn't want braces after all! A friend once told me that I didn't need fangs for Halloween because I already had them!

I only show my teeth when I am really really happy/ caught off guard, or if I'm trying to fake a smile... usually the latter. Or if I want to scare people Razz
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do. I taught myself to do it.
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. Its very rare that i show my teeth when i smile.
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can do both. I hate showing my teeth though, I need braces.
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sinsboldly wrote:
I don't smile, I grimace.

does anyone else have a very small mouth in proportion to their face that just doesn't shape it'self into a smile?


According to my dentist I do and I also think my "fake" smile ----the kind you give people who you don't want to be scared of you...also looks lopsided and I am probably send some kind of NVC that I don't intend. When I am really really amused I think it just looks like I'm insane<---vast improvement. Lucky for me, that is pretty rare and seldom happens around other people Wink
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, I have the fake smile I turn on and off like a light...mainly in dealing with people. I have tea-stained teeth, and no money for a dentist. At least, aside from that, they're in excellent shape.
but I start to feel like a fake once my teeth are exposed. In fact, when I'm rendering pictures, I don't make the characters' teeth smile...Wink
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put yes because I have trained myself to do so for pictures and because when someone I am comfortable being around makes a good joke I will show my teeth. When I do smile in public around people I don't know it is generally not showing any teeth. Fortunately my teeth are in good shape.
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Showing teeth feels like a posture of aggression to me, very feral. I know other people do it, my mom's easy with the flashy fake smile, but that's just what it appears to be to me - fake. I think the lopsided grin is about the most expressive expression of approval I ever give, unless you can make me laugh out loud, which is rare.
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used 2 show my teeth before but i don't do it anymore.
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