by Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Tuesday 4 September 2012

For about 60 years, dental modification has been a fad amongst mixed-race Capetonians. You can frequently see these mixed-race South Africans missing four upper front teeth. A study was conducted by at the University of Cape Town, which found that fashion and peer pressure were the main reason for teeth-removal. Dentures inlaid with gold or precious stone are often worn as another fashion statement. This practice has also spawned rumors that the origin of dental modification is sexually-based. Dentures inlaid with gold or precious stone are often worn as another fashion statement. Some fads are more extreme than others, but who are we to judge? Remember Crocs? Yeah, that happened too.