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What is a dental black triangle?

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.

Norman Medina DDS
Norman Medina DDS

Norman Medina DDS, graduated from Loma Linda University Dental School in 1994. He has been practicing dentistry in Midcoast Maine since 1994. He and his wife Lanita have four children.

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