I want a gap between my front teeth. Can a cosmetic dentist do it?

2015.05.31

I know that most people want to close the spaces between their teeth but I want to have a gap created between mine. I don’t want a huge gap. I think a small one will look good. Is this something a cosmetic dentist can do? – K.N.

K.N.A cosmetic dentist can use tooth contouring, or reshaping, to create a gap between your teeth. A small amount of your tooth structure is shaved away for contouring.

Whether or not a gap is a good option for your teeth is something that only a skilled cosmetic dentist can determine. Request an appointment for an examination to determine how a gap will affect your smile.

Don’t insist on treatment that can damage your teeth or detract from your smile.

This post is sponsored by Lowell, MA cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Szarek.

Why do my dental cleanings always hurt so bad and make my gums bleed?

2015.05.28

I brush my teeth twice a day and I floss every night. My gums are healthy and I don’t have gum disease BUT with EVERY dental cleaning (I go twice a year) there is lots of pain and blood. Why? Is the hygienist too aggressive? That is what I am starting to believe. Thanks Vicki B.

Vicki – If your teeth and gums are healthy, and you experience pain and bleeding during dental cleanings, it is likely that your dental hygienist is cleaning your teeth too aggressively.

We suggest that you speak with her about your concerns and ask that your teeth be cleaned gently. Your request should be met with a positive response. If you continue to receive harsh dental cleanings, you can request the services of another hygienist in the office. You can also speak with your dentist about the issue. If the problem persists, you may have to find another dental practice with gentle hygienists to care for your needs.

This post is sponsored by Lowell, MA dentist Dr. Michael Szarek.