Saturday, 20 October 2012

Lucky Teeth

Life is all about looks and gap teeth are essential. The only thing that got Fabi through high school was sitting in classes and trying to move her front teeth away from each other for some breathing space to look more like these honeys:

A fact or two:
In the Canterbury TalesGeoffrey Chaucer wrote of the "gap-toothed wife of Bath".[2] As early as this time period, the gap between the front teeth, especially in women, had been associated with lustful characteristics. Thus, the implication in describing "the gap-toothed wife of Bath" is that she is a middle-aged woman with insatiable lust. This has no scientific basis, but it has been a popular assumption in folklore since the Middle Ages.[citation needed]

In GhanaNamibia, and Nigeria, diastema is regarded as being attractive and a sign of fertility, and some people have even had them created throughcosmetic dentistry.[3] In France, they are called "dents du bonheur" ("lucky teeth")[4], and in Australia, gapped front teeth in children are said to be a predictor of future wealth.

Les Blank's Gap-Toothed Women is a documentary film about diastematic women.