If you have noticed black triangles forming between your teeth, you may be wondering where they came from and whether or not they will go away on their own.

Below is more information about what leads to the formation of black triangles and what treatment options may be available.

What Leads to Black Triangles?

There isn’t one single cause for black triangles. Instead, there are a few things that can lead to the formation of black triangles. These include:

* Improper Brushing and Flossing. The most preventable cause of black triangles is improper brushing and flossing. If you notice black triangles forming, consider brushing less vigorously and flossing less intensely.
* Gum Recession. Gum recession can lead to the formation of black triangles. Gum recession is often a result of gum disease.
* Bone Loss. Bone loss can lead to the appearance of black triangles around the gums. This may be due to osteoporosis, periodontal disease, or other factors.
* Tooth Shape. Not everyone has the same teeth. The shape of your specific teeth may lead to black triangles. Teeth come in different shapes and sizes. Some patients have teeth that naturally create black triangles.
* Orthodontic Treatment Issues. If you notice black triangles after orthodontic treatment, the two may be related. Orthodontic treatment may contribute to black triangles.

Should I Be Concerned?

You should definitely address black triangles between teeth. While the cause may be something simple and easy to address, it also can be an indicator of a major oral health issue. While you don’t need to panic, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist so they can take a look and determine the reason for the black triangles.

Will Black Triangles Go Away?

It’s important to understand that black triangles will not go away on their own. With that said, there are treatment options for black triangles. These may include the treatments below:

* Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic acid is a common treatment for gum recession, as it helps to stimulate gum tissue regeneration.
* Orthodontics. Orthodontic treatment (commonly braces) can lead to black triangles forming. Your orthodontist may need to address this issue.
* Proper at-home care. The easiest way to attempt to reverse black triangles is through proper at-home care. If the reason is brushing or flossing too hard, being more cautious can resolve the issue.
* Veneers or resin. Dental resins and veneers are cosmetic options to help to close a black triangle gap.

Avoiding Black Triangles

In order to avoid black triangles from forming, there are a couple of simple things you should do. The first is to be careful when brushing and flossing. Don’t be too aggressive. The second is to visit the dentist every six months for a cleaning and checkup. During your checkup, your dentist can check for issues that may lead to the formation of black triangles.

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