7 Signs Your Smile Needs Help
Smiling happens without much thought. Good oral health can have so many wonderful life-changing benefits. From greater self-confidence to better luck in careers and relationships, a healthy smile can truly transform your visual appearance, the positivity of your mind-set, as well as improving the health of not only your mouth but your body too. One should be concern about his healthy oral hygiene. Following steps could lead you for something which isn’t quite right.
Short, thin front teeth. When teeth are too small and then the gum covers part of the tooth it looks even smaller. The good news is that once the over grown gums are shaped; the teeth can actually look normal. However, this patient in particular needed more than just a gummy smile correction through gum shaping. She felt that her “gummy” smile was not attractive and she wanted the gaps between her teeth closed.
Dull, yellow teeth. You can find many different reasons behind yellow teeth, certain which can be handled as well as some that you are unable to. Knowing the reasons behind why a smile is probably not as shiny as wanted will allow you to take action in the direction of solving the problems which are leading to the issue. The best visible element of our tooth is known as enamel. This really is a very firm material, built to endure chewing and eating.
Dark shadow between teeth. That darkening of the enamel might be related to tartar buildup. The bacteria in your mouth mix with food to create a sticky substance called plaque. Plaque that hardens on the tooth is called tartar (or calculus). Even if you brush twice daily, you may still have tartar in hard to clean places like where the gum overlaps the tooth. As that plaque and tartar builds over time, it can cause staining and even make your teeth more susceptible to cavities and decay. It’s the time to visit your dentist.
Red, swollen gums. When your gums are red, swollen and irritated, and you notice blood in the sink after you brush or floss, these are some of the first signs of early gum disease, or gingivitis, which is quite common. It needs to be taken seriously and acted on, or it will become advanced gum disease (periodontitis), which is the leading cause of adult tooth loss
Crooked and spaced teeth. Typically, overbites, spaced teeth and crooked teeth are considered as hereditary traits. Fortunately, there are available solutions for mild cases of protruding and crooked teeth and very complicated dental problems such as serious under bite, overbite and malocclusion at present.
One grey tooth. One of the main reasons your tooth is turning gray is trauma. Sometimes, it can take years before your tooth will turn gray following a nerve damage. That’s because the damage can take time for the tooth pulp to die completely. However, if you don’t recall of any trauma to your pearly whites, it’s still highly likely that your gray tooth is the result of trauma that you weren't aware of. To confirm the cause of your gray tooth, your dentist may recommend an x-ray. If it turns out that your tooth is indeed dying, a root canal may be suggested.
Bad breath. Bad breath can be embarrassing and in some cases may even cause anxiety. It's no wonder that store shelves are overflowing with gum, mints, mouthwashes and other products designed to fight bad breath. But many of these products are only temporary measures because they don't address the cause of the problem. If you have bad breath, review your oral hygiene habits. Try making lifestyle changes, such as brushing your teeth and tongue after eating, using dental floss, and drinking plenty of water.