One of the most common services seen by a family dentist like the Scott W. Grant Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is misaligned teeth. Misaligned or crooked teeth can range from hardly noticeable to extreme and dangerous, but using our Invisalign and other treatment formats, we have the solutions needed if you or your child has misaligned teeth. Because of how serious misaligned teeth can become if they aren’t addressed in many cases, doing so is vital to avoid dental surgery or other serious outcomes. Here are a few of the health concerns that can arise through misaligned or crooked teeth that aren’t properly addressed.

Cleaning Issues

Many dental issues arise due to difficulties in cleaning certain areas in the mouth. Areas can be tough to reach or impeded by teeth or other structures. In cases of misaligned teeth, this possibility becomes an even greater concern – it can be even tougher for toothbrush bristles or even floss to reach certain areas and prevent plaque buildup.

Bad Breath

Protruding teeth can lead to chewing issues, but they can also lead to serious breath issues. Bacteria is allowed a safe haven in the mouth, and it often becomes a foul odor that can resist even certain cleaning products. This can be especially detrimental to children who struggle with self-esteem issues.

Tooth Injury and Wear

In cases of protruding teeth, it’s common to see teeth rubbing up against each other, either during the chewing process or even outside of it. More wear and tear here can cause long term deterioration, and can raise the risk of tooth injury. Teeth are far more likely to crack or chip after a trauma if they’re already weakened.

Gum Disease

Perhaps the most serious potential issue due to misaligned teeth is gum disease, or periodontal disease. Bacteria buildups reach dangerous levels in the mouth, and become plaque. Enough plaque becomes gum disease, an infection that’s not just a risk to the mouth, but to the entire body in some cases. To find out more about correcting misaligned teeth or any of our other dental services? Contact the offices of Scott W. Grant Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today.

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