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  • Wentworth Avenue
  • Slough
  • Berkshire
  • SL2 2DG


  • Wentworth Avenue
  • Slough
  • Berkshire
  • SL2 2DG
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Oral Problems Associated With Crooked Teeth: A Guide from a Dentist in Slough

27th October 2015

While crooked or misaligned teeth seem much more of a cosmetic issue, their damage can go beyond appearance and extend to your health. Some cases can set you up for a series of different oral problems involving the teeth and the gums.

In the UK, one in three children has crooked teeth, roughly equivalent to 33% of the younger population. If these children fail to receive orthodontic treatment, such as dental braces, they can develop one or more of these oral problems:

Sensitivity to Trauma

Misaligned teeth are susceptible to trauma. Because they are not coming together the way they should be, the disorientation exposes to conditions, like dental and gum tissue erosion.

The misalignment can force you to exert excessive pressure on the teeth every time you bite, leading to injuries to the surrounding gums, bones and the tooth itself.

Tooth Decay

Misalignment can cause teeth to overcrowd. Overcrowded teeth are hard to clean properly, leaving bacteria to accumulate on the surface. This build-up will develop an erosive acid that eats away at your teeth and creates a plaque that turns into tartar over time. This tartar now becomes the cause for cavities, decay and tooth loss.

Gum Problems

A severe overbite forces your lower front teeth to come in contact with the gum tissue of the upper front teeth, resulting in gum irritation, swelling and redness. Moreover, gum problems can occur in the form of gingivitis, an inflammation of the gum tissue commonly associated with poor oral hygiene.

If not arrested and addressed properly, gingivitis can develop into periodontitis, which is a severe gum condition linked with serious problems such as stroke, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Although crooked teeth may seem harmless apart from their aesthetic impacts, they can contribute to the formation of many oral and even non-oral problems. If you have been living with them, take immediate action and get the corrective treatment you need with Moonlight Dental Surgery, a dentist in Slough. Contact us today so we can start your assessment.

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