Interdental spaces can sometimes widen between central incisors or, in some cases, between other teeth as well. In some cases, the reasons that have caused the widening of the interdental space recover naturally by themselves. However, that is not always the case and this is where the help of the dental professional is required.
Diastema, or increased space between central incisors
An increased interdental space between the central incisors is often referred to as a jag or gap in common parlance. An increased gap can cause difficulty when eating: fruit peel and solid food particles can get stuck in between and it also becomes more difficult to pronounce so-called dental consonants (when the tip of the tongue is touching the back of the central teeth).