Teeth Straightening in St. Peters Can Help Prevent Gum Disease

Posted on: October 20, 2017

Gum DiseaseTeeth straightening in St. Peters can help to prevent gum disease. This is because people who have crooked teeth are more likely to experience gum disease in the first place. To understand why it is important to realize how the condition occurs. When someone eats, food particles will remain on the teeth and plaque will form.

Remove plaque as soon as possible

Brushing and flossing are effective household methods for removing plaque. Unfortunately, when teeth are crooked, there are more places to trap the plaque and make removal difficult. This often leads to plaque buildup that one cannot remove with at-home care. Fortunately, professional teeth cleanings are the solution.

If someone does not visit the dentist twice a year that plaque can even become trapped on the portion of the teeth that is underneath the gum line. Once there, it is impossible to remove without a dental deep cleaning. This means that many people live with plaque on their teeth and that plaque irritates the gums. As it does, patients develop gum disease.

Why gum disease is dangerous

Gum disease can cause swelling, inflammation, bleeding, and infections. Gum disease is also a precursor to tooth loss without proper treatment. Thus, preventing the condition is incredibly important. Prevention requires brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, regular dental visits and sometimes, teeth straightening in St. Peters. By moving teeth into a straight position, we make it easier to clean them and less likely that plaque will build up.

Ultimately, anyone who worries about adult tooth loss needs to take steps to prevent gum disease, including visiting an orthodontist as necessary.

Straightening teeth can be beneficial for oral health

Not only does this make it easier for patients to clean their teeth at home but it also makes it easier for the dentist to do so during regular and routine cleanings. Other health benefits to straightening in St. Peter’s include a reduction in the risk of tooth decay. Again, when teeth are straight there is less of a risk that food and plaque will stick between them.

Making it easier to keep teeth clean greatly reduces the chances of someone suffering tooth decay. The same is true for dental infections. Also, when teeth are crooked and the bite is not aligned, some teeth in the mouth are likely to experience wear at a faster rate than other teeth. This can lead to additional dental problems and sometimes dental damage. Once we straighten teeth and correct malocclusion, the wear patterns on teeth will also correct itself.

Visit our clinic for more information

To learn more about the many health benefits of teeth straightening in St. Peters, call our office and schedule a consultation. Though we are in the business of making beautiful smiles, we are also in the business of making them healthier. We are here to provide assistance, answer questions and provide solutions. To learn more about what we can do for you, your smile and your health, give us a call today.

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