OMG Fashion! Nigerians file gap in their teeth

A new craze is sweeping the Nigeria fashion scene – having a gap tooth filed into your middle teeth.

Though Fashion has been in existed and will always be in existed, and it is becoming a huge market all over the world. Beauty is also a thing every individual crave for an obvious reason, and the part of the body where beauty is focused on is dependent on the individual differences. In today’s video, we are going to find out the new trend amongst people nowadays.

The Nigerian fashion traders operate in local markets across Lagos, and use a file to wear down a gap, or space, in the front two teeth. The operation can take 20 minutes. It can cost from N3,000 to N6,000. The gap tooth fashion may look painful, but the lady washes away the teeth and says the people will feel no pain.

“It looks so painful!” says BattaBox presenter Odunayo as she watches one women get her teeth filed for the latest fashion statement in Africa.

Gap tooth (also known as Diastema) is becoming a common trend amongst people on this side of the world. People especially ladies, find beauty in the existence of Gap between the teeth of other people.

According to Wikipedia, Diastema (plural diastemata) is a space or gap between two teeth. In humans, the term is most commonly applied to an open space between the upper incisors (front teeth). It happens when there is an unequal relationship between the size of the teeth and the jaw. Diastema is sometimes caused or exacerbated by the action of a labial frenulum (the tissue connecting the lip to the gum) causing high mucosal attachment and less attached keratinized tissue which is more prone to recession or by tongue thrusting, which can push the teeth apart.

We intend to find more information on this so we had a visit to Doctor Modupe Alonge’s office and we discovered a lot from the information she shared.

What do you think of the new Nigerian fashion craze for Gap tooth, is this beauty or obsession? Do you think Gap tooth should be a trend and what is your view? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section.


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