What are dental black triangles?

What are dental black triangles?

What are black dental triangles?

Do you have friends mentioning to you that they can see food stuck between your teeth?  Can you feel a food trap between your teeth?  Are you having to floss after every meal?  When you look in the mirror can you see black triangles? You may be suffering from what is commonly called dental black triangles.

What causes black dental triangles?

There are many reasons for black triangles. The triangular dark open spaces can be caused by gum recession and periodontal disease. Aggressive flossing can also cause black triangles.  The American Dental Association recommends flossing once per day and aggressive flossing may cause black triangles.  Some people are more prone to these unattractive triangular openings or spaces which normally would be filled with gum tissue.

What can be done to solve dental black triangles?

There are a number of different ways to remedy the situation.

  1. Interproximal Reduction (IPR) in conjunction with Invisalign
  2. Veneers
  3. Bonding.
  4. BioClear

Which is the best solution for you? Give us a call, we can do a 3-dimension scan of your mouth, take some photos and come up with the best solution that works for you.


  1. although black triangles are small they can become a huge aesthetic problem for our patients
    Those needs have to be addressed in our offices
    Thanks for sharing

    November 22, 2018 at 10:37 am Reply
  2. Hello
    Missing gum between teeth – black triangles or gaps between teeth.
    Treating them is better for beautiful smile.
    Thanks For Sharing

    December 14, 2018 at 7:02 am Reply
    1. Hello to Pune India from Camden Maine, Give our best to Dr Manoj Nair and Dr. Shilpa Nair for us, and thanks for stopping by.

      December 21, 2018 at 10:10 am Reply

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