Sure, it can happen to anyone: You eat a wonderful meal, you socialize, you smile a lot, you head home, and then you look in the mirror and see it. You have a very obvious bit of food stuck between your teeth and nobody (not one single soul) told you! While the occasional occurrence of this unpleasant detail can occur no matter what’s going on with your smile, if it’s a “more often than not” issue, it may be worth mentioning to our Southlake, TX team. Very soon, that is! Generally speaking, food that becomes lodged between teeth regularly is there because you need a dental treatment to fix a concern.
If Your Teeth Are Overcrowded
Remember to schedule a dental checkup with us if you’re ready to do something about your overcrowded teeth! When teeth are packed tightly against one another or if they overlap, this often makes it easier for food to become trapped. Unfortunately, getting the food out isn’t quite so easy. We may suggest cosmetic contouring to remove a bit of tissue if it’s merely a bit of enamel overlap. Or, if it’s an issue with your overall misalignment, we may refer you to a trusted orthodontist!
If They’re Spaced Slightly Too Far Apart
If your teeth are spaced apart from one another just a little bit, it may be just enough for food to get lodged there nearly every time you eat. This can become extremely frustrating and not so great for your oral health. Fortunately, we offer cosmetic dental treatments to fix this. You may want a full set of porcelain veneers or you may opt for bonding. It all depends on your needs.
If You Have One Problem Area
Perhaps your smile is aligned and all is well but you have one problem area. This could include a missing tooth from an extraction you had but you never did anything about it (as in, you didn’t replace the tooth). You may have some sharp texture that happens to grab onto food particles. Perhaps you have one little space between two of your teeth. Remember, we offer dental treatments for nearly everything under the sun. Whether you need a prosthetic tooth replacement or dental bonding, we’re on it!
Make Eating A Positive Experience With A Dental Treatment
If you find that eating is something that becomes a burden rather than an enjoyable part of your day thanks to your smile, it’s definitely time to let us know. 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.