Everyone knows that making teeth gives you a beautiful smile.
Did you know that teeth can also affect your overall health?
Distorted or misplaced teeth, also known as malignancy, affect 74% of American adults.
If not treated, curved teeth can lead to periodontal disease and create unusual amounts of stress on the teeth and jaws, which can lead to premature wear. The effects of distorted teeth may worsen over time and may adversely affect your overall health. Common types of abnormalities include: overcrowding …. Distance …. Deep Bite …. Open a bite …. Crossbite …. Biting from the edge to the edge …. Excessive overload.
Bent teeth can affect your bite, creating unnatural stress and pressure, leading to premature wear. Teeth that are subjected to excessive pressure can cause grinding and slits in the gum area. Over time, excessive force can also cause flattened or worn teeth … or fracture and fractures at the tips of the teeth.
In addition, a bad bite can lead to incorrect jaw joint forces, which can cause jaw pain … ear pain … and even headaches. Early wear can lead to gum recession … poor bone support in the roots … loose teeth … and eventual tooth loss.
Teeth that fit properly last longer and will probably need cheaper dentistry in the future. Curved teeth can affect your periodontal health, as it is difficult to remove plaques and bacteria from overcrowding. Bacteria that are not properly removed will multiply and cause a periodontal disease that starts with inflammation of the gums, redness and bleeding during tooth brushing and thread-cleaning. If not treated, over time gum inflammation will progress to chronic infection … damage to soft tissues … gum weakening … periodontal pockets … bone loss … and possibly tooth loss …
These conditions can lead to painful repair and maintenance in the future … which could cost thousands of dollars at the expense and countless hours in the dental chair. Problems in the oral cavity are best treated in the early stages.
The distorted teeth, which are not treated, can catch the bacteria that damage the cells of the gum tissue and infiltrate the blood vessels. This can cause damage to the cells that align the coronary arteries, increasing the risk of heart disease … stroke … and other ailments.
Proper teeth positioning for proper alignment and functioning will help prevent future tooth problems … and will make a significant difference to a healthy mouth … and keeping the teeth for life.
Start on the way to a healthier … TODAY
Contact us for more information at:
Lance Timmerman DMD
7100 Fort Dent Way, Ste 270
Tukwila, WA 98188