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Why Crooked Teeth Need To Be Corrected Immediately

Not only are crooked teeth unpleasant to look at, but they can also cause serious dental health issues. Not to mention, crooked teeth can cause issues relating to your self-esteem, confidence, and overall health.
Why Crooked Teeth Need To Be Corrected Immediately

Causes For Crooked Teeth

Most of the time crooked teeth are from genetics. This means that if your parents have bad crooked teeth, then you are likely to suffer from crooked teeth as well. You can easily inherit a misaligned bite, poor nutrition, and habits like tongue thrusting. Bad thumb sucking habits as an infant can also give you crooked teeth as you grow.

Additionally, an injury to your face can also cause crooked teeth. For example, a sports injury, a car accident, or a bad fall on your face. Regardless of the cause, it is imperative to address your crooked teeth immediately to avoid further issues.

Problems That Crooked Teeth Can Cause

Tooth Decay: Crooked teeth can sometimes cause your teeth to detach from your gums. This gives bacteria additional spaces to hide out and grow inside your mouth. Tooth decay will cause cavities and hide plaque, which can cause unnecessary discomfort and bleeding gums.

Gum Disease: Gum disease begins when bacteria in your mouth forms into plaque. The beginning stage of gum disease is gingivitis. Gingivitis can lead to a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis. Gum disease can lead to other serious illnesses as well. However, gum disease is completely preventable with proper oral hygiene. Proper oral hygiene is easiest when your teeth are straight.

Risk of Injury: Since crooked teeth are not smooth, this leaves you vulnerable to additional injuries inside your mouth. For example if you play sports and have an injury to your face, you are more likely to have additional injuries inside your mouth.

Halitosis / Bad Breath: Yes, crooked teeth look bad, but do you know how bad they can smell? We hope you never have to find out. Halitosis, also known as chronic bad breath, can be so embarrassing that it will affect your daily activities.

General Health Concerns: Crooked teeth can be a contributing factor to some serious issues affecting your general health. Oral infections because of bacteria buildup may lead to more serious issues. Issues such as heart disease, pneumonia, diabetes, and even strokes.

Fortunately, Claremont Dental Institute has the treatments you need to fix your crooked teeth. Call us to schedule a visit to our dental office in Claremont, CA, for treatments.