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You might know that there are a few things you should try to do if you’re hoping to protect your oral health. For example, you may already understand that you should be brushing and flossing your pearly whites regularly and that you should schedule checkups with our dentist every six months. Similarly, you might understand that you should care for problems, such as cavities or a missing tooth, as soon as you can. Still, do you know what you might do about your crowded teeth?

Naturally, our team can help you treat your crowded teeth and help you attain an appealing, bright smile. However, are you aware that you should also address your crowded teeth before you have to deal with more serious problems? You see, if you suffer from crowded teeth, it will be more difficult for you to keep your teeth and gums as clean as you need to simply because bacteria and plaque could be harder to reach. As you may already understand, you could be more vulnerable to cavities. You’ll also be more susceptible to gum disease.

Having crowded teeth can also cause an uneven bite. While this may not seem like a very serious problem, an uneven bite can actually wear down your enamel, which might cause painful tooth sensitivity. Furthermore, if your pearly whites are uneven, you could actually develop bruxism. Also known as teeth grinding, bruxism can lead to many other problems, including frequent headaches, tooth loss, and even cracked and fractured teeth.

We invite you to contact Stephen Kwitnicki, DDS if you would like to learn more about coping with crowded teeth in Union, New Jersey. Our dentist, Dr. Stephen Kwitnicki, and our team will gladly inspect your teeth for signs of trouble and help you deal with any issues we find. Call us at 908-516-2906. We look forward to hearing from you.