The Importance of Oral Health

If you are not receiving the appropriate restorative dental care or following a good oral hygiene routine, that can greatly impact your oral health. At Sudbury Dental Arts, we want our patients to maintain their teeth and gums even during the quarantine. If you keep your mouth healthy today, that is a preventative measure for halting future oral health problems. Read on about common dental problems that are oftentimes caused by poor oral hygiene or a lack of professional dental care:

Gum Disease

One of the top dental problems caused by poor oral hygiene is periodontitis or gum disease. Bleeding or sensitive gums are prone to plaque build up between teeth. Over time, gum disease loosens teeth and may cause the gums to recede. In severe cases, patients with gum disease lose teeth.

Crooked Teeth

It is more difficult to clean between crooked and misaligned teeth than straight teeth. Even if patients floss regularly, they often aren’t able to clean areas that are hard to reach. 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 issues as a result.

Missing Teeth

Patients may have missing teeth by accident or due to poor oral hygiene. When cavities and tooth decay are not treated soon enough, teeth begin to wear down and eventually fall out, requiring tooth extraction. In addition, when a missing tooth or teeth are not replaced, remaining teeth may shift and cause overcrowding in the mouth. These teeth are more susceptible to decay.

Contact Our Office

Call Sudbury Dental Arts at (978) 218-2580 or request an appointment online. Our Sudbury, MA dentists are passionate about helping patients solve oral health problems comfortably and efficiently. If you have any remaining questions about our dental services, feel free to ask a member of our staff. They will be happy to assist you.



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