Straight Teeth for Lifelong Benefits
Many people think that keeping your teeth straight is just about maintaining a great smile. However, straight teeth bring health benefits, too – both inside and outside your mouth. Read on for more information on how a straighter smile can help you be a healthier person!
Simply put: straight teeth are easier to clean. With crooked and crowded teeth, flossing and brushing is not as effective because it’s hard to get in between them. This allows bacteria to find pockets in which to hide, building up and causing decay.
Avoiding Inflammation and Infection
When teeth aren’t straight they can cause gums to become inflamed. Inflamed gums can be a characteristic of periodontal disease, which can be serious. We can help you avoid this by aligning your teeth with traditional or invisible braces.
The Mouth-Body Connection
In addition to the damage caused to gums, periodontal disease is also linked to other diseases in the body including heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Periodontal disease occurs when bacteria builds up and begins to wear away your gums, teeth and bones. Straight teeth, as mentioned above, are easier to clean and thus come with a reduced risk of periodontal disease and may help you reduce your risk of heart and diabetes conditions.
Straight Teeth are Safe Teeth
Teeth that are straight are less likely to be chipped or damaged. When everything is all lined up, there are less surfaces sticking out that can be damaged.
Your Smile and Your Happiness
A healthy set of teeth leads to a more confident smile. Beautifully aligned smiles are associated with increased self-confidence and lowered stress. And when stress is lowered, your whole body functions and performs better.
Start reaping the benefits of a healthy, straight smile! Schedule an appointment by calling us at Inver Grove Heights Office Phone Number 651-451-9101. We look forward to helping you get started.
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