3 Lesser-Known Reasons Straight Teeth Are Important
January 15, 2014 by Dr. Emanuel Layliev Blog
Sure, straight teeth look nice, but there are also several practical reasons why having properly aligned teeth is important. Don’t believe us? Check out this list of ways poorly aligned teeth can affect other aspects of your body, including your health:
1. Uneven Teeth Wearing
Every time you chew, your teeth make contact with one another. If this contact is not lined up and the pressure from chewing is unevenly distributed, you will experience uneven wearing. As a tooth unevenly wears it becomes prone to breaking or cracking as the impact the tooth receives isn’t uniform or centered. What’s more, those suffering from uneven wearingmight also notice that some teeth show areas of heavier wear than others.
2. Jaw Pain
Uneven pressure on your teeth can cause certain areas of your jaw to become strained or stressed. This straining can lead to serious jaw pain.
If your teeth are not making perfect contact with one another when you chew, you probably aren’t grinding your food sufficiently for good digestion. Uneven and misaligned teeth can lead to indigestion, as they do not properly break down food in the mouth.
If you’re ready to speak with a dentist about getting your smile straightened up and in excellent working condition contact the New York Center for Cosmetic Dentistry now at 212-288-4455.