If someone says to you ‘black triangles,’ what does it make you think of? What is the first thing that springs to mind?
This term can conjure up all sorts of associations and meanings. Since we are dentists, it’s safe to say we are not referring to the faceless soldiers from Squid Game, symbolised by one of 3 iconic black shapes. However, the curse of the black triangles can have an equally dramatic effect on facial aesthetics since they affect the appearance of your teeth.
Black Triangles, or Gingival Embrasures as they are clinically known, is the term to describe the dark spaces that appear between the teeth, casting a crooked, witchy look on our smile. You may have been blissfully unaware of such a condition for most of your life, but as you age it’s more likely that these formations occur. Don’t feel surprised that they may have just crept up on you. It’s not something that you will have noticed in your more youthful-toothed years.