Not only does crooked and misaligned teeth cause a lack of confidence in adults and children, it also has several health hazards linked as well. Crooked teeth can be treated with orthodontics, your dentist will be the right person to tell you that you need treatment or not.
Identification of Crooked Teeth
It’s a good idea to take some time to identify if you have any orthodontic issues. Look out for misaligned teeth, facial features abnormality, difficulty in chewing, and sometimes a problem in speech or even lisping.
With that being said, here is a list of 6 dental health problems and possible dangers of crooked teeth.
If you have misaligned teeth, it can be a strenuous task to brush and floss while reaching every corner of your mouth. This lack of oral hygiene can lead to many other health issues as bacteria is able to grow in these uncleansed spots.
Plaque is created inside your mouth, generated by bacteria around your gums, and can lead to gum disease. 90% of adults in the UK have some form of gum disease, even if only a small amount.
You might not anticipate this at all, but headaches can be caused by crooked teeth. Misaligned teeth tend to rub and grind against each other. It’s this friction that puts pressure on your jaw, resulting in chronic pain.
Cracked and damaged teeth are a likely danger of misalignment. Caused by rubbing and grinding, damaged teeth can also make them more protruding and even cause breakages.
We find that a lot of our patients with crooked teeth also suffer from jaw discrepancies. Having misaligned teeth and jaw could mean you aren’t able to chew food properly or it might take you longer than others to finish your meal. You can also suffer from indigestion, bloating, heartburn and sometimes even choking.
Apart from looking unpleasant, crooked teeth may also cause bad breath. Difficulty in cleaning your teeth can result in build up of plaque and bacteria, which tends to lead to a foul or unpleasant smell coming from your mouth.
You could fix these problems temporarily with things like regularly brushing, flossing etc. But a permanent solution would be to correct the issue of misaligned teeth using orthodontics.
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