Eating old stuffed teeth, have you noticed when you started stuffing your teeth?
In fact, when you eat and stuff your teeth, the teeth are already reminding you that the gap between the teeth is too large, but how is the gap between the teeth formed?
What’s the matter with the gap between the teeth?
- Dental caries: The growing gap between the teeth may be caused by periodontal disease or caries, resulting in the widening of the gap between the teeth.
- Gum recession: The large gap between the teeth is generally caused by gingival recession, which is irreversible, and the focus should be on prevention. Periodontitis, calculus, gingivitis, gingival abscess, food impaction, etc., are all reasons that stimulate gum recession. In addition, some tooth defects have a “V” shape, which is also known as wedge wear because it resembles a carpenter’s wedge.
- The hard tissue structure of the neck of the teeth is thin and easy to be worn
- The role of acid: Acidic secretions in the gingival sulcus, low pH value of saliva, acidic food, acid reflux from gastric diseases, and exposure to acid work may decalcify and dissolve the hard tissue of the teeth.
- The bristles of the toothbrush are too hard: often caused by brushing your teeth horizontally, small gaps are formed in the neck of the teeth over time.
How to solve large gap between teeth?
Traditional metal brackets: Also called ordinary metal brackets, it is a traditional and inexpensive dental correction technology. The material is stainless steel brackets, which are widely used.
Ceramic bracket appliance: The bracketed material used in it is alumina ceramic, which is milky white, translucent, or completely transparent, consistent with the color of the teeth, and is not easy to be found when worn on the teeth. The correction process is completed quietly.
Bracketless Invisible Braces: Invisible correction technology is made of elastic and transparent polymer materials, without brackets and steel wires, and at the same time, it is easy to remove and wear and does not hinder daily life.
2. How to prevent
- Develop good oral hygiene habits: gargle or brush your teeth after meals to keep your mouth clean and hygienic.
- Regular teeth cleaning: teeth cleaning is an effective measure to prevent gingival inflammation and periodontal disease. It can be done once every six months or a year to reduce the accumulation of dental calculus.
- Master the correct brushing method: choose a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, and use dental floss to clean the hard-to-reach places to maintain good oral hygiene.
- Appropriate use of interdental brushes: When the teeth are not aligned properly or have periodontal disease or degenerative disease leading to gingival recession and the roots of the teeth are exposed, obvious gaps will be formed between the teeth, and it is easy to impact food. Use an interdental brush.