Straight teeth not only look great, but they are also great for your dental health. At Bensalem Family Dentistry in Bensalem, PA, we want our patients to know the numerous health benefits of straight teeth.
Straight teeth decrease risk of injury and wear-down. Abnormal tooth wear can happen when teeth rub together where they should not. This can lead to worn down tooth enamel, sensitivity, cavities, and damage. Poorly positioned teeth can also cause cuts to the lips, tongue, or cheeks during injury. In addition, gaps can also lead to more injury to the gums. While biting, chewing, and cleaning your teeth, the gums that are left more open due to gaps are more vulnerable to being poked, scraped, or cut. When teeth are aligned properly, they protect the gums and the gums are allowed properly support the teeth.
Teeth that are crowded or gapped often create hiding places for bacteria and other debris. Even with routine brushing and flossing, these hard-to-reach spaces can be missed. When bacteria become built up, it can lead to gum disease and decay. Gum disease is bad for your oral and overall help.
Straight teeth create a beautiful smile and they promote health! To schedule an appointment at Bensalem Family Dentistry in Bensalem, PA, call our office at (215) 638-9952. More information about our orthodontic options can be found on our website, www.bensalemfamilydentistry.com.