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. In 2013 it had become a trend where teenage girls would undergo dental procedures to cap the upper canines.
- Margo DeMello, Faces around the World, pp. 63–64, ISBN 1598846183
- Tom Moynihan, Perfect.: The Encyclopedia of Perfection, "Pointy, pearly whites", p. 170, ISBN 1440540195
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