My first post, please be gentle
I went to the dentists which was long overdue after a few years, and used to go regularly. My teeth have always been very good, straight without any fillings or gaps between them.
There was quite a bit of plaque built up on the bottom front teeth (enough that I noticed it and picking at it a very small piece broke off motivating me to go) but otherwise he said were ok which was a relief, and I got them cleaned. When I got home and looked in the mirror I noticed my bottom front teeth have moved/tilted slightly sideways and there is now a 1 millimetre gap in the middle.
Is it possible that the excessive plaque build up over a few years could have caused this?
Or is it possible that during the process of cleaning and scaling and must note that my dentist is very forceful could have moved them slightly, maybe once the plaque was removed?
I realise the OR doesn't seem very plausible but I flossed about 3 weeks ago and I would definitely have noticed if there was a gap as my front bottom teeth especially have always been (were always) very close together needing to really push the floss through.
Very much regretting not flossing before I went as I thought of and would now know for certain, but I then thought no need as was going to the dentist.
Any help please will be very much appreciated.