Is your oral health showing signs of tooth decay and damage? It’s time to get examined by the dentist. Dentistry has advanced incredibly over recent years, which means that there is a treatment for every kind of oral health concern. Therefore, if you’ve bad teeth, there are effective restorative options available to repair them.
Having bad teeth is common, but they can have lifelong damaging effects not just on your smile, but overall mouth functioning as well. You don’t want to live with bad teeth because as every day passes, your oral health will get worse. Therefore, it’s time to fix bad teeth if you’re noticing signs that they need attention.
What Are The Long-Term Impacts Of Bad Teeth?
No matter how long you try to avoid an oral health problem, it won’t go away on its own. Progressively, there are long-term impacts to this, to a point where the dentist may consider removing your teeth entirely.
If you’ve bad teeth, here are the problems with this:
- Missing teeth can cause neighbouring teeth to shift out of position unexpectedly
- You won’t be able to eat or speak properly
- The chances of periodontal disease become greater
- Your smiling confidence is impacted
What Constitutes Bad Teeth?
The odd chip or crack in teeth can occur, and it is nothing to be ashamed about. It is important that you’re aware of what we mean by ‘bad teeth’.
- Tooth Decay – The second most common dental problem is tooth decay, a condition where your teeth are infected and your enamel is damaged owing to sugar and bacteria combining to form acid. This can cause holes to form in your teeth, known as a cavity.
- Periodontal Disease – Periodontal disease is the advanced stage of gum disease where your gums swell up and become inflamed. You’ll also begin to experience sensitive teeth and pain when chewing. Eventually, your gums can no longer protect the root of your teeth because they will pull back. This means bacteria is highly likely to penetrate your bloodstream
- Tooth Erosion – Tooth erosion is when you lose your tooth structure caused by an acid attack. This means that your enamel has become exposed to bacteria. This can cause deep staining and tooth decay.
- Tooth Sensitivity – When you eat hot and cold foods and brush your teeth and you experience severe pain, it is a sign that a tooth has cracked or a dental abscess is forming. If this isn’t treated by your dentist, the jaw bone may become infected.
- Broken Teeth – A tooth that is broken into multiple parts can cause severe toothache and trauma.
If you want to fix your teeth and build up your confidence with a bright smile, simply contact us or book an appointment now.