As we age our gums naturally recede making the teeth look longer and darker. This process is exacerbated by the presence of periodontal disease (a low grade infection of the gums and jaw bone resulting from the accumulation of plaque and tarter around your teeth).
Did you know that this whole process could be avoided or corrected with modern dental treatments? If you are noticing a change in your smile, you should call your dentist to see what is going on and what can be done. With all the tools we have in dentistry today, there is no need to become “long in the tooth”!
As we age our teeth change color and start to shift or crowd. Correcting this problem can be as simple as regular cleanings at your dentist’s office and take home bleaching or it could be more involved with the use of veneers or crowns.
It’s never too late to have the smile you have always dreamed about and with all our modern dental materials and techniques we can do some amazing things! Come by our Southwest Portland Dental office today to see how we can help