VietNamNet Bridge – Visiting the northern mountain province of Ha Giang, French photographer Tristan Savatier was “mesmerized" by ethnic minority girls with seductive sparkling smiles.
It's not hard to catch the "sparkling" smile of the Hmong girls in Ha Giang.
Making gold teeth is part of the culture of Hmong women.
Gold teeth are not only considered as “make-up” ...
… but also are the sign of a married woman.
This is convenient for the guys to find girls for... flirting.
In ancient times, gold teeth were also a symbol of wealth.
Only noble women could afford to plate their entire teeth with gold.
Now, anyone can have gold teeth, more or less depending on their taste.
Pure gold teeth belonged to the past.
Today gold teeth is made from a very cheap alloy.
Even old women do not miss a chance to show off their gold teeth.