Smile Issues With Solutions

by | Aug 28, 2021 | Cosmetic Dentistry, Teeth Whitening

Crooked teeth and gaps are common dental issues people worry about. Other common issues include stains and overly gummy smiles.


Coffee, tea, or even your own genetics may have left your teeth discolored or dull. But that doesn’t mean you have to live with it.

Do-it-yourself whitening kits can help with surface stains. And professional teeth whitening can help with the tougher ones. But some discolorations can’t be whitened away. Which is why the tooth-colored composite resin used to cover up chipped teeth is also an option. You can just cover up those coffee stains.

But when it comes to any of these treatments, it is important to discuss the risks with a dental professional. For instance, teeth whitening may make tooth sensitivity worse; those dealing with it may want to go the composite route. So talk to a pro before trying anything.

Gummy Smiles

When some people smile, the gums show excessively. Treatment for gummy smiles isn’t performed by every dentist, but the treatment is available with Dr. Meden. He serves Draper and the surrounding cities, even Salt Lake City.

This can be caused by the muscles that cause the movement of the upper lip, or by gum tissue or incorrect development of the jawbone. Surgery involves repositioning the lip and sculpting the gingival tissue for better appearance.

Modern dentistry has provided good solutions for many different common smile issues. Besides orthodontic care, gaps in the teeth and crooked teeth can be corrected with things like veneers, implants and bonding. Missing teeth is another common issue dentists see, and this is most effectively treated with dental implants.

Frequent dental checkups are important so that Dr. Meden can provide the least invasive treatment for a better smile. Catching issues early is key. Come consult with Dr. Meden in his Draper, UT office to see how you can regain a more natural smile.