Mind The Gap – A Tale of British Teeth and Personal Growth

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7 min readJun 25, 2023

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3D illustration of diastema, showing a noticeable gap between the two front central incisor teeth, representing a common dental condition.
A 3D illustration of Diastema shows a noticeable gap between the two front teeth.

I have always hated my teeth. Perhaps ‘always’ is a bit of an overstatement, for I had no idea anything was wrong with my smile for the first ten years of my life. But after sending seven years living in the Caribbean island of Jamaica, I returned to London aged ten to discover almost immediately that kids can be bloody mean.

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Often found in far-flung places reading Walter Mosley with a rucksack on his back.