Tuesday, August 25

Mind the Gap

Gap Teeth:

The Latest Must-Have Accessory?

Who has seen the newest "W" magazine?
It has Lara Stone on the Cover, who is the newest "IT" girl. She's known mostly for her languid gap-toothed smile!

Did you know?
Diastema: The term is most commonly applied to be an open space between the upper incisors.


In the Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote of the "gap-toothed wife of Bath." As early as this time period, the gap between the front teeth, especially in women, had been associated with lustful characteristics.


In Nigerian society, diastemata are occasionally regarded as being attractive mostly among the western regions, and some people have even had them created through cosmetic surgery.


In France, they are called "dents du bonheur" ("lucky teeth").
There is an 1987 film called ''Gap-Toothed Women'' honoring women who have come to terms with a slight physical imperfection that, in various societies, has been looked upon as the essence of beauty, as a sign of sexual appetite, as a mark of God's favor and, more recently (in this country), as being Howdy Doody-like.

Yayy for Gap-Teeth !!!

1 comment:

  1. You are too funny, gapped tooth girl :)
    Love ya, Mom

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