4 Things You've Always Secretly Wondered About Your Smile

O'Fallon IL Cosmetic Dental TreatmentsThose four questions have always haunted you. You’ve either felt too embarrassed to ask them or have yet to find a satisfying answer. 

Dr. Sarah Thompson knows that all O’Fallon residents have concerns about oral health. So we’ve put together this list of common questions about teeth along with the answers you’ve been searching for.

Why are my teeth yellow? 

Yellow teeth can be caused by stain from foods or tobacco use. Tooth roots exposed by receded gums also look dark in color.

But here’s a secret, your teeth have been a certain hue ever since you were a kid. Here’s why: Just as skin and hair come in different colors, so do teeth. Yours might just happen to have thinner enamel or darker dentin that makes them look yellower than others’ teeth.

What’s causing my bad breath?

Bad breath can be caused by more than just what you eat:

  • Respiratory problems
  • Heartburn
  • Dry mouth
  • Gum disease
  • Cavities

And much more. Get your oral health checked out at a dental office to find out what’s going on behind the scenes in your case.

How can I make my teeth look bigger (or smaller)?

Teeth come in different shapes and sizes thanks to genetics. Chips and fractures don’t help matters any. But you do have options for changing the shape of your teeth. Veneers, crowns, and dental bonding are all great solutions.

Does fluoride help?

Yes. Fluoride makes the enamel particles in your teeth resistant to decay. It’s perfectly safe when used as a dentist like Dr. Thompson directs.

Have any more questions?

We look forward to hearing them here at Dream Dentist. Call us today to plan your visit.

Dream Dentist
1646 W U.S. 50
O'Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 726-2699