Your teeth tend to move around, even if you might not notice it. It’ll take years, but all of your teeth will grow in by the time you are in your mid-twenties. Throughout your childhood, you could have worn braces and retainers to straighten your teeth and help them attain a more appealing look. So what can you do when they start shifting again?
Problems with Your Bite
Have you ever heard your dentist diagnose you with an underbite or overbite and wonder what that could mean? Your bite has to do with the position of your jaw and how your jaw muscles move when you chew. Your jaw is one of the strongest parts of your body, so your mouth and teeth will be affected every time you bite down on something.
Problems with your bite will cause your teeth to start leaning and become crooked or even crack under pressure. You might need tooth replacement to fix this issue, especially if your chewing habits are making it worse.
Chewing your food might not seem too tricky. But if you have problems chewing it could aggravate anything wrong with your teeth. Depending on how sensitive your teeth are especially after dental or oral surgery it might be difficult to chew and swallow your food properly. All of this can cause your teeth to move. Likewise, if you tend to grind your teeth or chew on items that are not foods, you might be damaging your teeth and causing your smile to fall out of alignment.
Whenever you brush your teeth, you shouldn’t forget to pay some attention to your tongue, and your gums as well. As gums recede, they will cause your teeth to slide out of position. Eventually, especially if left untreated, this could lead to you losing your teeth entirely. Avoid this uncomfortable possibility by checking in with your dentist to see how they can help keep your smile looking beautiful.
KEEP YOUR TEETH HEALTHY WITH ANNAPOLIS DENTAL CARE!
Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube! We are always looking to accept new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, or Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!