Although she rose to fame for playing a squeaky-clean teen in the remake of The Parent Trap, Lindsay Lohan, 25, may be more known for her rehab visits and court appearances. Also now infamous: her uneven, decaying teeth, which were on display during a recent red carpet appearance.
“This type of damage appears to be from a combination of smoking, drug use, and lack of personal care,” says Pankaj Singh, DDS, of Arch Dental Associates in New York City. “At Lohan’s young age, smoking alone wouldn’t cause the decay and browning you see around her gums. Damage like that is something we might see in patients who are using or have used drugs.”
Dr. Singh would recommend Lohan immediately stop any dental-damaging behavior. “Then she would need local gum therapy and to rebuild the teeth using veneers or crowns,” he says.