Some people do not like having spaces between their teeth because they do not like how it looks. Other people do not like how it affects their mouth when they have those spaces.
Spaces that are simply an aesthetic issue can be corrected or can be left as they are, depending on your preferences. However, the spaces that affect the functionality of the bite need to be addressed.
What to Do if You Have Spaces Between Your TeethThe first thing to do if you have spaces between your teeth is to come in and see us. The sooner we can take a look at the problem, the easier that problem is to fix. If the spaces keep getting larger, or are already affecting your bite, then it will take more treatment to get corrected.
Next, what you need to do is determine the cause of the gap. If you never had a gap before, but do now, it could be due to gum disease. This is why it is so important to come in and see us as soon as you notice a problem. What we can do is treat the problem, in this case gum disease, and then figure out how to treat the gap. Usually, dental bonding can fix the problem without a problem.
Finally, you want to make sure that you keep up with your oral hygiene practices. This will go a long way towards keeping your mouth from experiencing those gaps again in the future.
Come in and see us if you have issues between your teeth. It is our job to keep those gaps healthy, and it is our privilege to help you correct problems in your teeth to give you back your smile. Contact us right away!
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (503) 822-0262 today.