Dentist Commercial and America
I was watching CNN and a commercial came on advertising a dental treatment that would make my smile more appealing. "I'll never lose out on another promotion because of not smiling" one woman stated.
The ad ended with a line that may have more behind it than just dental implications:
"...giving you the perfect smile. Straight, white and beautiful."
Yes, I'm reading into it. That's what I do. I majored in freaking English Literature, ok? I read into things. And what I get from that ad, despite the fact that it probably wasn't a conscious decision, is straight and white equal beautiful.