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Don't call it Gap teeth, this is the right name for it and why some people have it.

Stop Calling It 'gap Teeth' Or 'open Teeth, See The Real Name For It -  Health - Nigeria

The spacing between some individual teeth is referred to as 'gap teeth' by most Nigerians.

Many Nigerians, both males and females, have this hole/space, which is mostly caused by an imbalance in the relationship between the jaw and the amount of teeth. This tends to make some of them handsome/beautiful accordingly, and many of them cherish it a lot.

When we see someone with a gap between their teeth, we immediately think of the term "gap teeth."

We are not to blame since we Nigerians like to make things simple for ourselves to understand, so we use casual language to express what we observe and relate to it in the simplest way possible.

Do not be surprised to learn that it does not exist in the English language, much less has any significance.

'Then what's the name?' will undoubtedly be on everyone's mind as they read this.

That is what we will discover after reading this informative post.


Diastema is the correct name for this hole/space or the correct English word to use to describe it.

What exactly is Diastema?

A gap or space between the teeth is referred to as a diastema (plural diastemata). These spaces can appear anywhere in the mouth, although they are most commonly seen between the upper front teeth. Both adults and children are affected by this illness. Gaps in children's teeth may close as permanent teeth emerge.

Diastemata are caused by an imbalance in the jaw's connection to the size of the teeth. When the labial frenulum (lip tissue) pulls, it can force the teeth apart, resulting in a diastema between the two front teeth.

Some gaps are minor and barely obvious, while others are wider and cause some people cosmetic issues.

So, if you're still calling the space between some people's teeth "gap teeth," you're doing yourself a disservice.

Diaastema is the correct and only name for a gap between teeth.

Thank you very much.

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