The gap in Terry-Thomas' teeth is no greater than it was during the post-World War I slump and the Great Depression, a study suggests.
Despite the continued rise in dentist artistry, it is well documented that the gap between the left and the right tooth has not actually been widening in recent years.
Professor Sir Michael Marmot, a leading tooth gap expert who has advised both the government and World Health Organization, said: "There are two major challenges: to improve health for everybody and to reduce tooth gaps. In Britain, we have done well on the first - not on the second."
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(with thanks to the BBC)