Does Fixing the Crowding of My Teeth Help my Periodontal Health?

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Continue reading for more information about how fixing the crowding of your teeth can help your periodontal health.

Crowding and Misalignment: Health Hazards

If you have crowding or misalignment in your smile, you may find yourself uncomfortable with the way your smile looks, but the truth is that these conditions go far past aesthetics.

When the spaces between the teeth are tight and irregular, harmful bacteria becomes trapped and can be near impossible to properly clean and remove with brushing and flossing. In some cases, it may be difficult or near impossible for your hygienist to remove during your professional cleanings, as well.

Over time, the bacteria develops into plaque and calculus buildup, and has the potential to cause the following conditions:

These conditions can not only affect the health of your mouth, but the rest of your body, as well. Periodontal (gum) disease has been linked to the following health conditions:

Caring for your teeth and periodontal health goes far beyond ensuring that your smile is aesthetically pleasing; it’s an active step taken to ensure that you are protecting your overall health, as well.

In order to ensure that you can properly care for your teeth and preserve your periodontal health, it’s crucial to eliminate any crowding or misalignment. An investment in correcting the alignment of your smile is truly an investment in your health, as well.

Straight and Healthy Teeth in San Jose

Willow Glen Dental Center is proud to offer Invisalign here in our San Jose dental office.

Invisalign is a fantastic solution for those who wish to correct any alignment or crowding issues in their smile discreetly and easily, without the pain or embarrassment that comes along with traditional metal braces.

Within 12-18 months, Invisalign can correct alignment issues within the mouth, revealing a brilliantly beautiful and healthy smile.

Our team of experienced dental professionals will work hard to ensure that you can achieve the straight and healthy smile of your dreams. For more information about straightening your teeth and fixing crowding issues to help your periodontal health, give us a call anytime at 408-266-6144.

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