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You probably know that there are a few things you should do to protect your oral health. For instance, you might know that you should brush and floss your teeth regularly and schedule an appointment with us every six months. Similarly, you might know that you should care for issues such as cavities or a missing tooth. However, do you know what you could do about crowded teeth?

Of course, our team can help you deal with your crowded teeth and help you achieve an attractive, bright smile. However, did you know that that you should also address crowded teeth before you have to cope with more serious issues? You see, if you have crowded teeth, it will be harder for you to keep your smile as clean as you could simply because bacteria will be harder to reach. As you may know, this means you could be more likely to have a cavity and the issues that come with a cavity. You’ll also be more vulnerable to gum disease.

Crowded teeth can also lead to an uneven bite. While this may not seem like a serious problem, an uneven bite could eventually wear down your teeth, which could cause sensitivity. Furthermore, if you wear down your teeth, you could eventually have bruxism. Also known as teeth grinding, bruxism can lead to several other problems, including headaches, tooth loss, and even cracked teeth.

We invite you to contact Payson Dental and Orthodontics if you’re interested in learning more about coping with crowded teeth in Payson, Utah. Our dentist, Dr. Brian Kraft, and the rest of our team will be happy to examine your teeth for signs of trouble and to help you cope with any problems we find. Call us at 801-465-7966. We look forward to meeting with you.