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False impression!

As a dentist I was disappointed to see the picture of false teeth (cover NZBusiness March 2008) and your insinuation in your editorial that false teeth personifies people in their 60s and 70s. You are a whole generation out, as it was the majority of the baby boomer's parents who had no natural teeth, or had false teeth.

The baby boomers of today are savvy, energetic and tend to look after themselves a lot better than previous generations, which is why they are so "employable" and why the majority will keep their natural teeth for life. In fact, I find that this group of people are prepared to spend money maintaining and enhancing their valuable assets by bleaching and crowning teeth to make them look better and last longer rather than having their teeth removed.

Bill Hay, South City Dental Ltd, Hamilton

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Title Annotation:letters
Author:Hay, Bill
Publication:NZ Business
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Apr 1, 2008
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