Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Minnesota Researchers Try to Define ‘Perfect Smile’

Researchers from the University of Minnesota attended the 2015 Minnesota State Fair to find out what makes a perfect smile and have just released their findings.

Sofia Lyford-Pike is an assistant professor at the university and a plastic surgeon. The Denver Post reports that she works on patients with paralyzed faces and has to make  decisions about how to shape their smile.

The team had 800 fair-goers rank 27 different smiles with the width, angle and amount of teeth adjusted in each smile.

Photo Courtesy of Plos One
Photo Courtesy of Plos One

So which is the perfect smile?

Researcher Stephen Guy told MnDaily that there is no such thing as a perfect smile but did say “the most highly rated smile was “medium” for all the characteristics — a smile that’s not too wide, not too narrow and with just the right amount of teeth shown.”

Lyford-Pike said she use this data for future surgical procedures.

Best of Kat Kountry 105

Recommended for Your

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://katkountry105.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KRFO-FM Kat Kountry 105 quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KRFO-FM Kat Kountry 105 contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.