Sometimes, there are things that happen with your smile that you don’t find too shocking. For instance, you are likely already familiar with cavities. If your tooth hurts, you come in, we tell you it’s decay and that you need a filling, and this is not unusual in the least. However, what about those things that happen with your smile that leave you feeling confused, unsure, and scratching your head? The answer, of course, is that this can happen frequently. When it does, just call us up, schedule a visit, and we will be happy to explain. For the time being, review some weird things that are not at all uncommon for a head start on increasing your smile care knowledge.
Those It’s-Not-A-Crack Cracks
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a … what is it? You might see something on a tooth that looks like a crack. Only, it’s not a crack. So what is it? In some instances, you may develop what is called a craze line. This is a fissure in your tooth that appears to be a crack but is only affecting your enamel. Fortunately, it does not threaten your oral health. Of course, if you don’t like the way it looks, we can camouflage it with cosmetic smile care.
Blue Tinted Teeth
Did you see someone with tinted teeth recently? Perhaps your teeth have a blue cast to them but you’re not sure why. This problem is often the side effect of antibiotics frequently provided for issues like the treatment of acne (such as minocycline). They can change the shade of your teeth. No worries. We can camouflage this issue with cosmetic smile care, too.
Ridges On Your Incisors
Still have little bumps on your teeth from childhood? They’re called mamelons, they’re harmless, and we can get rid of them with … you guessed it … cosmetic care!
Ask Us About Anything Related To Your Smile During Visits
Bring your list of questions with you, whether they seem typical or unusual. We’ll be happy to answer them. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.