Apart from LOOKING GOOD, why are straight teeth important?

Having straight teeth not only gives you a beautiful smile, it also contributes to your overall health.

The major health benefit of straight teeth is that it is easier to clean straight teeth compared to crooked teeth. 

  • Healthy teeth – The toothbrush bristles can reach almost every surface of straight teeth and floss is easier to insert. This ensures all the plaque is removed maintaining strong, healthy and beautiful white teeth.
  • Healthy gums – As cleaning is easier, there is less bacteria to irritate the gums. Hence, there is less chance for the gums to get inflamed or infected and gums can be kept healthy.
  • Fresh breath – There is less chance of food particles being left behind in the mouth as cleaning is easier. This means there are less remnants for the bacteria that cause bad breath to feed.
  • Healthy heart – When the mouth is not cleaned properly, there is an increase in the number of harmful bacteria. These bacteria can travel through the gums into the blood circulation to vital organs, such as the heart, where they can cause infection. Straight teeth can therefore reduce the risk of infection by making cleaning of teeth easier to do.

If you have crooked teeth and would like to hear more about the advantages of orthodontic treatment, come and visit our friendly team at Mehta Orthodontics. ​

Remember that having straight teeth not only gives you a beautiful smile, it also contributes to your overall health.

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