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Health Benefits from Having Straight Teeth
Benefits from Having Straight Teeth
When you have straight teeth, you have healthy teeth. While this is not to say that crooked teeth are unhealthy, but they have a higher chance of being unhealthy. There are many health benefits that come healthy teeth and straight teeth are more than just a pretty smile. According to the ADA, straight teeth can provide you with better dental health than those who do not have straight teeth. When you start to think about it, it makes a lot of sense. An unhealthy smile can lead to depression, serious tooth decay, and more. Invisalign is one option offered here in Torrance, CA. At Steve S. Kim, DDS, you will find that we do offer Invisalign as a treatment option and you can experience the confidence you desire from straight teeth and the reduction of health risks such as periodontal disease and heart conditions.
Healthy Gums and Teeth
Red and swollen gums are often the result of having teeth that are not straight. When your teeth are not straight, you cannot clean them properly and the gums do not adhere to the tooth correctly, so you lose some of that protection you once had. Your best defense against gum disease and tooth decay is to take care of your teeth. Invisalign works to straighten your teeth and eliminates the gaps and crooked teeth that may be causing you problems. Each one of the aligners is clear and you do not have to worry about wires, brackets, and metal.
Easy to Clean
Another benefit of straight teeth is that they are much easier to clean than you may think. It can be near impossible to remove all food particles from between your braces, especially when you eat multiple times per day. This often leads to a buildup of plaque, which causes irritation of the gums and tooth decay. Invisalign is easily removed and it allows you to brush and floss your teeth easily.
Your teeth are the window to your overall health. If you have teeth in poor condition, then you may have underlying conditions. If you have healthy teeth, then your overall health is probably just as good. You want to make sure that you take care of both your teeth and overall health at all times.
Tooth decay and gum disease are serious conditions and caused by the bacteria in your mouth. When left untreated, they cause further issues such as tooth loss, infections, and more. The ADA also wants patients to know that oral infections can lead to heart problems, pneumonia, stroke, and more.
Invisalign is the perfect solution to teeth that are not straight and you will find that Dr. Kim is ready to speak with you in our Torrance office. You and he will discuss the benefits of Invisalign and he will ensure that you are a good candidate for the procedure. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call us today.