Crooked Smiles and Terrible Bites: Watch What You Chew

Teeth

TeethMisaligned teeth are problematic not just because they interfere with your smile, but they may also change how you bite and eat. Unfortunately, you can’t always blame it on genetics, as there are many factors that may cause your teeth to get crooked.

Sugary Sweets

We love sweets, but our teeth don’t exactly love them back, especially when they cause plaque. This clear and sticky film contains bacteria and usually forms on the spaces between your teeth. With proper cleaning, they don’t pose that much of a problem, though.

OrthoDenco notes that it may affect your teeth alignment when the acids that the bacteria create begin to eat at the enamel of your teeth. This not only causes your teeth to rot, but it may eventually cause it to fall out. Even when it doesn’t, the small spaces that form between your teeth force your teeth to move from their usual place.

Aside from causing your teeth to move and misalign, failure to address plaque may eventually cause more serious gum diseases. Your teeth falling out of your mouth would be the least of your worries if this happens, as the bacteria may find their way into your blood through sores or open wounds in your gums.

Hard Food

Constantly chewing hard food can also cause your teeth to get crooked. Although our teeth are very resistant to wear and tear, too much pressure and force in the wrong places can cause them to move in place and consequently, affect the alignment of the rest of your teeth.

If you’re worrying about your teeth’s alignment, it’s important to watch what you chew. Limit the amount of sweets you eat and be careful when eating hard food. Practicing good oral hygiene is also important to avoid getting gum diseases.