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Singer and model Masora Hino with yaeba teeth.

In Japan, yaeba (八重歯, lit. "eight fold tooth") are human teeth, especially upper canines, with an uncommonly fang-like appearance. In Japan it is perceived as a sign of youthfulness and natural beauty.[1][2] In 2013 it had become a trend where teenage girls would undergo dental procedures to cap the upper canines.[3]


  1. ^ Margo DeMello, Faces around the World, pp. 63–64, ISBN 1598846183
  2. ^ Tom Moynihan, Perfect.: The Encyclopedia of Perfection, "Pointy, pearly whites", p. 170, ISBN 1440540195
  3. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/02/01/yaeba-japanese-double-tooth-trend-expensive-crooked-smile_n_2596720.html