If you’ve noticed black triangles when brushing and flossing your teeth, you may be wondering what causes them, if they are a cause for concern, and how to fix them.

Below is more information about black triangles between your teeth.

What Causes Black Triangles?

There isn’t just one cause for black triangles. Below are a few of the most common causes of black triangles:

* Gum Recession. A very common cause of black triangles is gum recession. This is generally caused by gum disease.
* Bone Loss. If you are experiencing bone loss at the base of one or more teeth, you may experience black triangles. This may be a result of periodontal disease, osteoporosis, or other issues.
* Tooth Shape. Not everyone has the same teeth. The shape of your specific teeth may lead to black triangles.
* Improper Brushing. While it’s very important to brush and floss, brushing and flossing too aggressively can damage the gums and lead to black triangles.
* Orthodontic Treatment Issues. While braces can be very helpful, they also may lead to the formation of black triangles. If this is the case, your orthodontist will need to address the issue.

Should I Worry?

While black triangles may not be cause for immediate panic, they also shouldn’t be ignored. Black triangles generally aren’t just a cosmetic issue. They are often indicative of an underlying oral health issue.

If you notice black triangles forming between your teeth, make sure you schedule an appointment with your dentist to figure out what is causing the triangles and then address the issue.

How to Address Black Triangles

If you have black triangles, your dentist may perform different treatments to resolve the issue (depending on what is causing the black triangles in the first place). Below are some common treatments for black triangles:

* Hyaluronic Acid. If gum recession is the issue, your dentist may use hyaluronic acid to help stimulate the regeneration of gum tissue.
* Orthodontics. Orthodontic treatment can help if the triangles are caused by braces or Invisalign. Your orthodontist may also be able to plan ahead if they believe black triangles will form.
* Proper at-home care. By brushing and flossing better, you may be able to slowly reverse black triangles.
* Veneers or resin. Dental veneers or resin are cosmetic options that may be used to fix the gap where black triangles are appearing.

Avoiding Black Triangles

There are some things you can do to avoid the formation of black triangles on your own. The first is the brush and floss properly. This will help to prevent damage to the gums that can lead to black triangles. It will also lower the chances of gum disease.

Another thing you need to do to avoid black triangles is visit your dentist every six months for a cleaning and checkup.

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If you notice black triangles forming, or you simply haven’t been to the dentist in a while and want to avoid them, contact us today!

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