Question: Why do Cape Coloureds not have front teeth?

Reception. For many years, Cape Town residents had their upper front teeth extracted due to regional cultural fashion. A 2003 study performed by the University of Cape Town found that the main reasons for extracting teeth were fashion and peer pressure followed by gangsterism and medical purposes.

What is considered colored in South Africa?

Coloured, formerly Cape Coloured, a person of mixed European (“white”) and African (“black”) or Asian ancestry, as officially defined by the South African government from 1950 to 1991.

What does gap in front teeth signify?

Often, a gap forms between the teeth as a result of being born with a jaw that is too large for the teeth, or teeth that are too small for the jaw. “The most common reason for gaps is simply having a tooth size to jaw discrepancy,” White says.

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