From Place to Place

From place to place
Beauty standards change
Black, gold or white
A smile is a smile
Tattooed, toothless or carmine
It makes young and old shine
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Vietnam πŸ‡»πŸ‡³ 2001 Applying black lacquer on the teeth of young coming-of-age women was a very popular rite of passage.

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Uzbekistan πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Ώ 2007 Gold teeth are a traditional status symbol.

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Tea plucker – Sri Lanka πŸ‡±πŸ‡° 2004

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Myanmar πŸ‡²πŸ‡² 2005

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Laos πŸ‡±πŸ‡¦ 2007

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Madagascar πŸ‡²πŸ‡¬ 2009

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Peru πŸ‡΅πŸ‡ͺ 2011

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Guatemala πŸ‡¬πŸ‡Ή 2013

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Laos πŸ‡±πŸ‡¦ 2007

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Bhutan πŸ‡§πŸ‡Ή 2016 Carmine or brown red teeth colour are a side effect of chewing betel nut, a very commun practice in SE Asia.

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