Why is Oral Health Important?

If you do not receive the appropriate routine or even restorative dental care it can greatly impact your oral health. Dr. Jason Baldwin and his Truckee, CA dental team want their patients to maintain their teeth and gums even in quarantine. Keeping your mouth healthy today is a preventative measure for future oral health problems. You can call Dr. Baldwin at (530) 206-0392 or schedule an appointment online.

Read on about common dental problems that are caused by poor oral hygiene or a lack of professional dental care:

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Crooked and Misaligned Teeth

Crooked teeth are more difficult to clean between than straight teeth. Even if patients floss regularly, they often aren’t able to provide their teeth and gums with a deep clean. Plaque and bacteria can buildup between crooked teeth, which is why patients with crooked teeth are more likely to develop gum disease and other oral health problems. Straightening teeth can prevent these problems before they worsen.

Gum Disease

Periodontitis, or gum disease, is one of the top dental problems caused by poor oral hygiene. When gums especially are not treated with care, they can become sensitive and plaque can build up between teeth. Over time, gum disease loosens teeth and causes gum recession. In severe cases, patients with gum disease lose teeth. Regular flossing and dental cleanings are good preventative treatments to keep teeth and gums healthy.

Missing Teeth

A tooth or multiple teeth can get knocked out accidentally, however, at times missing teeth are a result of an emergency extraction. When cavities and tooth decay are not treated soon enough, teeth begin to wear down and eventually fall out. In addition, when a missing tooth or teeth are not replaced, remaining teeth may shift and cause overcrowding in the mouth. Overcrowded teeth are more susceptible to decay. Dental implants, bridges, and dentures can be used to replace one or multiple teeth.