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5208 W 26th Street | Sioux Falls, SD (605)271.4422
3 Benefits of Having Your Teeth Straightened

straight teethDentistry is one of the most important medical practices around, though many might not see it that way. While not everyone looks forward to their bi-annual dentist appointment, having healthy teeth can bring a number of benefits to your overall health, including some that you might not have been aware of. And that is why it is recommended that you visit a dentist at least twice a year, as recommended by the American Dental Association.

It is rather easy to find a dentist, too. As of 2012, there were 146,800 dentists in the U.S., and that number has only grown. There are a great many cosmetic dental procedures that can be performed at the dentist, too. Teeth whitening for cosmetic reasons is a popular treatment, and teeth straightening is often done for both cosmetic and health benefits.

In fact, there are a number of health benefits to having straight teeth, including:

Healthier Gums

When teeth are spread too widely apart, or even are too crowded, gums can become inflamed and red. This is often due to improper cleaning techniques, and it can be a sign of periodontal diseases. Having straighter teeth can help reduce the chances of these diseases occurring in the first place by reducing the inflammation and redness of gums. It will also allow the gums to fit more securely around the teeth, creating strong defenses against the germs that cause this common disease.

Easier To Clean

Straight teeth are also easier to clean than crowded or spread apart teeth, as stated above. Crowded teeth are especially hard to floss, which can lead to plaque buildup and eventually to tooth decay. The inability to remove the foods caught in braces that one gets can also lead to a similar outcome. However, in the end straight teeth are very good for dental hygiene, and thus for a healthy mouth.

Prevent Tooth Wear

Sometimes, a tooth can be forced to jut up and rub against the upper teeth. Or there can be a gap between teeth, and this leads to abnormal wear. Over time, this leads to inefficient chewing and can cause undue wear to tooth enamel. By getting your teeth straightened out, you can prevent this kind of natural wear and tear.

Teeth straightening is a great thing to invest in to have the best possible dental health. If you have questions regarding getting straight teeth, contact us or your dental provider. Your dental health is important to us, and making sure you have the best possible dental care is key to this.


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