Pardon my French

Dents du bonheur / Dents de la chance

Lauren Hutton
Lauren Hutton

This means the gap between your two front teeth.  Dentists call it diastema.

In France it is seen to be a very attractive thing to have and they wouldn’t dream of closing this gap as they see it as being lucky.  Hence these phrases.   Curtesy of

2 thoughts on “Pardon my French

  1. Thank you for posting this! I also have this gap and when I lived in France people would tell me all the time that I have a great smile and that I have “happiness teeth.” I loved getting the smiles and compliments there.


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