How to reduce your risk of periodontal disease
WHY ARE CROOKED TEETH A PROBLEM?
Teeth that are not aligned properly in your mouth create what dentists call malocclusion. Left untreated, malocclusion can lead to periodontal disease and create abnormal amounts of stress on teeth and jaws, which leads to premature wear.
WHAT TYPE OF MALOCCLUSION DO YOU HAVE?
• Buildup of tartar and plaque
• Harbors harmful periodontal bacteria
• Risk of periodontal disease, tooth and bone loss
• Food lodges between teeth
• Risk of sore, tender gums
• Risk of periodontal disease
• Over-erupted lower front teeth that can damage the palate
• Risk of premature wear and chipping of the lower front teeth
Malocclusion effects 74 percent of American adults. If you have malocclusion, it may affect your periodontal health, because it is difficult to remove plaque when teeth are not aligned properly. Periodontal disease can begin as gum redness or bleeding while brushing your teeth or using dental floss, you may notice halitosis, or bad breath.
If not treated, gum inflammation can become worse, leading to soft tissue damage, receding gums, bone loss and eventually tooth loss.
Straight, properly aligned teeth can help you avoid the negative effects of periodontal disease.
• Healthier gums
• Improved hygiene
• Decreased risk of abnormal wear and tear
A STRAIGHT FORWARD SOLUTION
Straightening your teeth can make a significant difference to having a healthy mouth and keeping your teeth for life. Ask Dr Steele about straightening you teeth with Invisalign or Traditional Brackets.
Start on the road to a healthier mouth today.
For more information contact Placerville Dental Group, 699 Main St., Suite B, in Placerville, call 530-295-8000 or go to PlacervilleDentistry.com.