“Austin Powers bites back,” a lighthearted study published in the British Medical Journal, allows English people to offer an  oral health in-your-face to U.S. citizens, according to AFP.com

The study found that on average out of the thousands of men and women age 25 and over who were surveyed, U.S. citizens had slightly more missing teeth than their counterparts across the pond — 7.31 to 6.97.

Published in the British Medical Journal, the study examined dental data from the Adult Dental Health Survey 2009 for England, and the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2008.

Read the headlines featured in the British press: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/offbeat/bad-english-teeth-a-myth-austin-powers-study-finds/ar-BBnFlWk