Smile Concerns: When It’s Not What You Think

We know that when you notice something that has to do with your smile, you immediately make some sort of decision regarding what you assume it is. Sometimes, you’ll be spot on! However, it’s also entirely possible that other times, you will be way off the mark! To ensure you don’t cause yourself unnecessary stress, miss out on essential dental care, etc., we ask that you choose to contact our Southlake, TX practice to schedule a dental checkup as your starting point! It’s much better than thinking you know what’s going on, being wrong, and heading down the incorrect path. A couple examples should help you better see what we mean.

You See Stains But It’s Thin Enamel

You might look at your smile one day, sigh, and decide you should really come in for teeth whitening to address your stains. What you don’t realize is that you don’t need the type of dental care you think you do. You don’t simply have discoloration but the thinning of your enamel has revealed the dentin below (which is yellow in color). Your enamel is important, as it protects your teeth. When you come in for regular checkups, we keep an eye on this and all other facets of your smile, so if you haven’t been in for a spell, come on in! We can help you no matter the cause of your yellowing.

You Think There’s Damage But Everything Is Fine

One day, you’re flossing your teeth quite close to the mirror, the light hits your smile just right, and you see what you think are slim vertical cracks in your front teeth! You assume your teeth are severely damaged and need restorative care. However, these are just esthetic craze lines that pose no threat (though we can hide them with cosmetic dental care). You might feel new grooves in your teeth that you’ve never noticed before but it could be something that comes with age! You may suddenly notice bony growths under your tongue (Good news: They may simply be tori, which are benign bony growths). What is our point, you ask? Well, it’s important to call us when you notice changes to schedule a checkup! Either we will tell you it’s actually nothing at all or we will offer dental care to address it (so you can avoid stress and keep your smile healthy with ease).

Protect Your Smile By Scheduling Checkups

Keep your mind at ease and your smile healthy when you schedule the dental care you need with our team. We are always here for you. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.