Having beautiful teeth enhances the physical beauty of a person. Lovely pearly whites always strike a pretty picture. Take for instance Hollywood actresses Julia Roberts, Jessica Alba and Anne Hathaway. Their beautiful marble-like teeth are beautifully aligned, making them drop-dead gorgeous.

Unfortunately, most of us are not gifted with such lovely teeth. Some of us are plagued with cavities and tooth decay, while others have widely spaced teeth. While cavities can be eliminated with frequent brushing, flossing, and professional dental assistance, widely spaced teeth are remedied by braces.

The common grievance from people with spaced teeth is that the unwanted gaps give them a poor esthetic appearance. It also deprives them of the confidence to smile and to feel good about themselves. So what causes widely spaced teeth?

There are several possible causes of widely spaced teeth. For one, abnormal gum conditions can also cause wide spaces between teeth. Also, there’s the shifting of teeth due to missing teeth.

Generally, tooth extraction creates spaces between teeth when one tooth falls out. The resulting gap created by the tooth extraction may not sound serious, but it can cause movement among teeth. The adjacent tooth tends to change its position as it moves and fills the gap.

Also, teeth tend to create spaces between them if they are smaller, thus making available spaces. Conversely, if the jaws are bigger than normal, making the teeth smaller, this tends to create wide spaces between teeth.

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Do you often wake up with a headache or jaw pain?

If so, you may unknowingly be grinding or clenching your teeth. Most people who grind and clench, do so while they are sleeping and have no control over it. Grinding and clenching, known as Bruxism, can loosen or wear down teeth and could lead to a possible crown, root canal or implant. What Causes Bruxism? There are many factors that could lead to Bruxism. According to the American Dental Association Stressful situations, problems sleeping, an abnormal bite and crooked or missing teeth” can contribute to this problem. Good News Nightguards can help relieve some of the pressure and pain. When you see Dr Sheng for your routin...
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1418 W. 25th Street
San Pedro, CA 90732
Phone: (310) 547-4413
Fax: (310) 547-1443

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