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A Barclays survey has found Scots to be the happiest in UK with their smile

A survey has found 47% of Scots are happy with their teeth amid an increase in demand for a Hollywood smile.

It was also revealed that more than half of Scots have had work done on their teeth to achieve the perfect smile.

82% of dentists say celebrity culture has rocketed demand for dentistry work, with customers looking for a ‘Hollywood smile.’ A further 60% have seen patients reference a specific celebrity smile they want to copy.

Top of Scots’ list is actor Margot Robbie, with the nation’s most sought-after smile, with Love Island’s Jack Fincham and Hustle star Anne Hathaway in joint second place. Meghan Markle is a close third.

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The research also found that while 26% of Scots are unhappy with their teeth. With more than half willing to spend money in order to achieve the ‘perfect smile’ – indicating a desired average spend of up to £959.

Dental care owner, Tara Diamond, said she has had patients bring in photos of celebrities in search for their dream smile.

Tara Diamond, Diamond Dental Care owner and practice principal, said: “I’ve seen an increase in the number of patients wanting cosmetic dentistry, with many providing a celebrity picture of their dream smile. This trend isn’t limited to any particular group, with people of all ages being keen to have the perfect smile.”

This comes after Barclays Business Banking revealed it had seen the number and value of loans to the UK dentistry industry almost double in the last two years.

Stuart Brown, Head of SME Scotland at Barclays, said: “We’ve seen a huge jump in the number of dentistry practices growing rapidly – and many are looking to grow their business further, from investing in new machinery or expanding premises.

“New technology in this area is paving the way for expansion in the sector, as innovative solutions are helping to fulfil Scotland’s desire for the ‘perfect’ smile.

“Our team of relationship experts and sector specialists across the UK are trained to support entrepreneurs and fast-growing businesses to make sure they also have something to smile about.”

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