3 Dental Issues That Can Make Teeth Appear Unhealthy

It is important to keep your teeth healthy, but for the sake of your appearance and confidence it can also be important for them to look healthy. Problems with the color and condition of smile can affect how people perceive you. Visible issues can also give you some understandable concerns about the quality of your oral health. At our Santa Monica, CA dentist’s office, we provide a range of beneficial services that help patients smile with confidence. That may mean dealing with problems that affect your oral health, but it may be possible to address some issues with a more conservative cosmetic dental procedure. If your goal is to make sure your smile retains a healthy and attractive appearance, make sure you stay consistent with good habits in order to avoid discoloration, decay, and gradual wear and tear.

1. Gradual Wear And Tear On Teeth

Gradual wear and tear can be a consequence of stress or anxiety, as people sometimes develop a teeth grinding habit, or a tendency to chew on hard surfaces, when they experience these feelings. As these habits wear down teeth, they can start to look uneven, weakened, and prematurely aged. Teeth that are worn down to the point of affecting the way you bite and chew can require dental crowns. If the damage is only cosmetic, it may be possible to address these issues with porcelain veneers.

2. Problems With Dental Discoloration

Should you assume that dental discoloration means that your teeth are in poor health? This problem can occur due to a buildup of teeth stains, but people who successfully prevent cavities from forming can still see some gradual changes as stains slowly accumulate. Discoloration related to stains can be addressed through a professional whitening treatment. For some people, discoloration is a sign of enamel erosion. This problem can be prevented by cutting down on acidic foods and taking care not to brush with too much force.

3. A Receding Gum Line

Forceful brushing, teeth grinding, or problems with gingivitis could be responsible for your receding gum line. When this problem occurs, it can make certain teeth look inappropriately long, or negatively impact the symmetry of your smile. If the problem is related to gum disease, you should know that without treatment the infection can worsen and become a potential cause of tooth loss.

Our Santa Monica, CA Dentist’s Office Can Help You Show Off A Healthy And Happy Smile

At our Santa Monica, CA dentist’s office, we are able to provide a range of services that help patients feel more confident in the health and appearance of their teeth. If you currently have concerns about your appearance or dental health, you can set up treatment with Dr. Koshki by calling Santa Monica Dental Arts at 310-395-1261.