Question: When I looked at recent photos of myself, it seemed like some of my teeth looked dark, but I am in my sixties. Is it too late to correct something like this? John B. – Pearl River, NY
Answer: You are not alone in noticing that your smile looks different in photos than you imagined. I hear this quite often. I also hear that grandchildren who are often brutally honest ask a grandparent why their teeth are brown/yellow, etc.
As long as you are healthy enough to have the treatment and you are motivated to improve your “Kodak smile”, go for it!
Change in tooth position over the years (which is normal), can cause a tooth or teeth to look dark in a photo or to others. Often aligning teeth which then causes them to reflect light more evenly along with some bleaching can provide a vast improvement. It is interesting to note that as long as gums and bone are healthy, teeth can be orthodontically moved at any age and often simple appliances can provide minor tooth movement. Speak to your dentist and find out how you can be ready to smile for the camera.
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