Why Bother Closing Smile Gaps?

What’s your smile look like in the mirror? Is it the picture of consistency? Or, would you say that it’s fairly uniform except for those gaps between your teeth? If you are dealing with spacing, there are certainly some reasons you may wish to do something about them. In some instances, closing them will help you feel much better not only about the way your smile appears but also about your oral health. Not sure you’re connecting all the dots on this one? Not to worry. We are happy to explain further!

You Don’t Like The Look Of Things

While it has nothing to do with your oral health, you might plain and simple not like the way your smile looks (because of those gaps). You might have a single prominent gap between your two front teeth, a small gap that’s always bothered you, or a lot of gaps that cause you to feel your teeth look too skinny and your smile less than beautiful. Whatever your particular frustration, it’s certainly worth coming in to learn more about how we can help you tighten up your smile for a consistent finish with the help of cosmetic care.

Food Is Getting Trapped

Now, for those details regarding how your smile spaces can actually prove dangerous for your oral health: Teeth that rest flush, side by side, do not provide an area for food to become trapped. Spaces, however, offer little wells for collecting debris that can attract and trap bacteria, which makes your smile more difficult to keep clean and one that is more susceptible to decay or gingivitis. The answer? Close the gaps, so you no longer need to brush or floss more frequently (or face smile health consequences).

Visit Us For The Care Needed To Close Smile Spaces

Come on in for a consultation, so we can help you close spaces in your smile for a healthier grin that makes you proud. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.