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You probably understand that flossing and brushing your teeth is very important if you’re interested in preventing a number of different issues. However, you might also know that there are some issues you may not be able to prevent just by keeping your pearly whites healthy. For instance, did you know that you might not be able to avoid misaligned or crowded teeth?

Still, if you do have crowded teeth, we suggest having the issue addressed as soon as you can.
If you do suffer from crowded teeth, you probably know that they may not be cosmetically appealing. However, while the appearance of your teeth is important, did you know an uneven bite could actually lead to more serious issues? For example, if do you have crowded teeth, you may end up struggling to keep your teeth as clean as you need to. Gum disease might also lead to many issues, such as bad breath, sensitive teeth, and even tooth loss.

Crowded teeth may also impact your bite. Unfortunately, if your bite is uneven, your teeth may also wear down. Sadly, if you have worn down teeth, you could start grinding your teeth. Furthermore, if you grind your teeth, you‘ll be much more likely to suffer from sensitive teeth and you could even lose your teeth. Bruxism can also cause extreme jaw pain and frequent headaches.

If you would be interested in learning more about dealing with crowded teeth in Olney, Maryland, we invite you to give Thomas Dowling, DDS a call at 301-658-7751. Our dentist, Dr. Thomas Dowling, and our team will examine your pearly whites and give you personalized dental advice. We’re excited to receive your call.