Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or sometimes in a cowboy that has only one tooth. More
She wants her teeth knocked out and she wants him to do it, but he's got his reasons for not wanting too.
"Snaggle Tooth" is part of the 'New American Western' collection of short stories by Von Kambro that have a taste of the old west, but are often injected with flavors of modern society. Upfront, the reader is given the opportunity to be part of the past, but the stories have a modern theme behind them.
The 'New American Western' stories are meant to give a new view of the old west with a modern story-telling twist.