Americans spend millions of dollars a year to improve the appearance of their smiles. Did you know that several cosmetic issues can impact the health of your teeth? For instance, if you have crowded teeth, your dental health could suffer—and your overall health could also be affected.
Of course, crowded teeth can actually take up room in your mouth, but they can also leave room for bacteria to grow. In fact, these tight spaces make it difficult, if not impossible, for you to clean all the plaque from your teeth. If you can’t clean your teeth properly, bacteria can grow—ultimately leading to tooth decay and cavities.
If you have crowded teeth, you may also have an uneven or misaligned bite. Sadly, a misaligned bite can eventually wear down your pearly whites. If your teeth are worn down, you could be more likely to have gum disease and tooth decay. If you have an uneven bite, you could also find yourself grinding your teeth.
If you have crowded or misaligned teeth, you may also have a hard time chewing, struggle with bad breath, and be more vulnerable to gum disease. And you could struggle to avoid these issues without help from our team. Our dentist, Dr. Watkins, will be happy to examine your mouth and help you deal with your crowded teeth. If you’d like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact W Dental Group at 210-526-0925. We’re eager to hear from you.