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A healthy smile is a beautiful thing, but it’s also common to wonder about the way your teeth or gums look. Are your gums a “normal” size? Why might teeth darken or yellow over time?

Sometimes it’s not only about looks, either. Teeth and gums might look a certain way that signals a possible health problem. While speaking to a dental professional is usually the safest way to understand questions about your smile’s appearance, we’ve put together some information to help you understand the look of your teeth and gums.

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elderly couple popcorn 28th August 2019 Reviewed by Dr Cathryn Madden Tooth discolouration - Explore causes of and solutions for discolouration What causes yellow teeth, grey teeth, see-through teeth, or a smile that’s simply darker than it used to be? Find out causes behind discolouration. Read More couple beanie laughing 28th August 2019 Reviewed by Dr Mariam Chung Crooked teeth - Find out different types of misalignment and potential solutions Teeth alignment can affect your appearance and your health. Find out different types of misalignment and potential solutions. Read More students laughing 28th August 2019 Reviewed by Dr Mariam Chung Tooth shape - Learn about cosmetic options for changing the shape of teeth Small teeth? Big teeth? Long teeth? Healthy teeth come in different sizes and shapes, but some dentists do offer cosmetic options if you want a change. Read More family dog 28th August 2019 Reviewed by Dr Sally Beech Gummy smile - Find out more if you feel like your gums are too prominent If you think your gums look too prominent when you smile, this might be a so-called “gummy smile.” Find out causes and possible solutions. Read More young men piggyback 28th August 2019 Reviewed by Dr Cathryn Madden Chipped or cracked teeth - Find out more about chips or cracks that may affect your smile Damaged teeth may affect your smile’s appearance, but they can also be a dental health risk. Find out more about chips and cracks. Read More
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