Crooked teeth are more than just a cosmetic concern as they can result in some pretty serious dental and overall health concerns:
- Can Help Cause Gum Disease: Developing periodontal, or gum disease is a common ramification of crooked teeth. Gum disease develops when bacteria in our mouth forms into plaque. The problem accentuates when your gums don’t fit securely around your teeth, leaving more room for bacteria to grow.
- Much More Difficult To Clean Teeth: Toothbrush bristles and floss have a difficult time reaching the nooks and crannies between crooked teeth, which can lead to bacteria growth.
- Creates tooth wear: Crowded bottom teeth often cause one or more teeth to protrude, which can rub against your upper teeth. Over time, this can lead to undue wear of tooth enamel.
- Increases Risk of Tooth Injuries: Protruding upper teeth are more likely to chip or crack in the event of an accident, such as when playing sports, swimming, snowboarding or any one of your favorite outdoor activities.
- Difficult Chewing: Protruding upper and lower teeth may rub together in a way that prevents normal jaw alignment, making it difficult to chew foods that you love to eat.
- Bad Breath: As bad as crooked teeth look, they can smell even worse. Bad breath is generally caused by lingering mouth bacteria, which can be difficult to properly clean from in between crooked teeth.
- Damaging Self-Esteem: Having crooked teeth may reduce your confidence in your smile, this will cause reducing how much you show your smile in public which may have a negative impact on your social life including dating and work experiences.
- Decreases Overall Health: Few people realize that dental issues can seriously affect more than just their oral health. Bacteria buildup may lead to more serious ailments, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and pneumonia.
- TMJ Disorder: TMJ Disorder often stems from an imbalanced bite or a lack of harmony in the way your teeth come together. It can be a result of stress, teeth clenching, an accident or other trauma, arthritis, disk damage or even poorly balanced dental work.
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