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Crooked Teeth Can Lead to Many Oral Health Problems
Posted on 2/15/2019 by Winning Smile Dental Group
If you have crooked teeth, you may think they are only a problem in terms of aesthetics. For some, this is true. However, for most, this is not the case. Crooked teeth lead to other problems.
If you have been thinking about whether or not to consider straightening your crooked teeth, we recommend you come in to the office and talk with us about the types of oral health issues leaving your teeth could lead to. Once you know what could come at you in the future, you can then make an informed decision.
Types of Oral Health Problems to Expect with Crooked Teeth
When someone has crooked teeth, it often means that some of their teeth overlap, even slightly. If this is the case for you, then know that this overlap means that there are places your toothbrush and floss may not be able to reach. This leads to an increase in people struggling with cavities and tooth decay. Anything that gets beneath that overlap is going to decay, damaging the enamel that surrounds it.
Crooked teeth can also lead to an increase in dental cracks, chips, and broken teeth. When your teeth come together, they form a pattern. This pattern can be thrown off by crooked teeth, leaving you with a misaligned bite. As you chew, it could cause the teeth to hit unnaturally, leaving them cracked, chipped, or broken.
Do you want to know what could happen as a result of leaving your teeth in their current positions? Call our office and schedule a time to come in. If the overlapping is very minor, we can likely keep your teeth healthy by working with you and maybe increasing how often we clean your teeth.
However, if the overlapping is more severe, we want to make sure you know what you may face. Call us today to find out more!