Teeth have been given many nicknames over the years. Most stem from their appearance or function, although some others sound random and purposeless. The nickname you use, if you use one, may be something that is not mentioned at all here. That’s because some nicknames are specific to a group of people. Another group may not know a slang word used to describe teeth in a group of friends. Therefore, if the second group heard that term, they would not know what it means. In any case, there are a number of established and well-known nicknames for teeth, some of which are listed below.
“White pearls.” Image is an important part of our daily life, as human beings. Our desire to look good extends not only to our clothes or hairstyles, but also to our teeth. A big smile can be a powerful tool. Those interested in a “perfect smile” will work to get their teeth as white as possible. The nickname “pearly whites” probably stems from the fact that pearls can also be white and very beautiful. Having a mouth full of big beautiful pearl white teeth would be favorable to many. So it makes sense for the nickname “pearly whites” to be given to teeth, or someone with exceptionally pretty teeth.
“Chompers”. Without a doubt, this nickname arose from the function of a tooth and less from its appearance. The term literally translates to eat or chew loudly. It is primarily used to describe how animals such as cows or horses eat oats or hay, but it can also be a descriptive way of describing how some humans eat. Certainly, there is nothing calm or calm about chewing. The term suggests a strong or strong chewing process, much like what you would find in a grassland. Over the years, the term for what people bite into … their “chewers” … just stuck. Today the term is used to describe anyone’s teeth, not necessarily just those who chew / eat hard or savagely.
“Buck Tooth”. Again, we return to the visual cues. Like a rabbit, some unfortunate people are born with oversized front teeth or set so that they stand out from the rest. Certain dental procedures can reduce the length or size of these teeth, but are often not recommended until the patient reaches adulthood. These and other dental procedures can be dangerous to perform during the growth stages of a young person’s life and are often delayed. In any case, with these two protruding front teeth, the nickname “rabbit tooth” has been spoiled. Not always in the kindest of meanings, but popular nonetheless.