Wondering how serious loose teeth and bite problems are to your overall good oral health? Very serious. You can experience many types of oral problems that can negatively affect your overall oral health. Thus, it is important that you seek professional dental assistance as soon as possible.
When you continue to let your oral problems exist, know that they will only worsen. This means that it is possible for your one or two oral problems to turn into many oral problems. That is going to make it much harder for a dental professional to effectively treat your mouth.
Loose teeth problems
There are a few different reasons why someone may experience loose teeth. The most common reason is due to poor oral health care. When teeth are not brushed at least twice a day and flossed at least once a day, it is only a matter of time before both teeth and gum problems are experienced
Another reason why someone may have loose teeth is that they grind or clench their teeth. Long-term or extreme grinding or clenching places a lot of pressure on the teeth making it so this constant or extreme pressure can make one or more teeth loose.
A third reason why someone may have loose teeth is that they experienced some form of trauma to their mouth.
Loose teeth treatment
When loose teeth are caused by poor oral hygiene, the main treatment option includes having a dental cleaning to remove all of the infected gum tissue. Once all of the gum disease has been removed, any loose teeth will often reattach themselves to the gums. This allows them to once again be strong and firm.
When someone experiences loose teeth because they grind or clench their teeth, treatment options include wearing a mouthguard. For more serious grinding or clenching issues, treatment involves wearing dental splints. Treatment options for loose teeth caused by an auto accident also involve using dental splints.
The two main reasons why someone would experience bite problems are because they are genetically predisposed or because they have crooked teeth. While having crooked teeth can be genetic, there are many people who have crooked teeth due to childhood thumb sucking or tongue thrusting.
A few of the more common bite problems people are living with nowadays include:
- An overbite
- An underbite
- A crossbite
- An open bite
- Crowded teeth
When someone experiences bite problems it is likely that they will also experience jaw problems.
Bite problem treatment
Common treatment options for correcting bite problems include wearing a custom mouthguard or dental splints. Braces are also commonly used to treat bite problems as they hope to realign and straighten the teeth. Bite correction therapy is available for those who need restorative dental work performed to fix their bite problems.
Got loose teeth? Bite problems?
Now you understand the causes of loose teeth and bite problems as well as some of the treatment options that are available. So, are you ready to solve any dental problems you are currently experiencing? The sooner the better as they will only continue to get worse in time. Today is a day for you to take charge of your oral health, so we hope to hear from you!
Request an appointment here: or call Impressions Dental at (480) 814-8888 for an appointment in our Chandler office.