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Publish on May 10, 2022

Top 9 Reasons that can stop you from Smiling

A smile can be many things. It can be a humble gesture of gratitude, a sign of relief, or an act of charity. It can also be an expression showing joy, happiness, or amusement. A smile is so much more than just the way we show our teeth to the world, and it’s important to recognize the many messages that this simple gesture can communicate.

Everyone aspires to have a flawless smile. A perfectly straight line of pearly whites, and it sounds like a dream smile. But a few dental conditions can pose a setback for your perfect smile.

Let us take a look at what could cause these:

1. Crooked teeth

Your smile can be greatly impacted by crooked teeth. You'll have misaligned teeth if they're out of place. Crooked teeth are also more difficult to clean, which can have an adverse effect on your overall dental health. Clear aligners or braces can be used to align crooked teeth.

2. Problems with the Bite

It's possible to have a crossbite, a deep bite, and an open bite. You may have a protruding or retruding upper or lower set of teeth, making your mouth appear distorted. Orthodontic treatment can improve your bite, resulting in a beautiful smile.

3. Gum Disease

Gum diseases or periodontal diseases can make you conscious about your smile. Imagine showing off your brightest grin, only to have everyone else see your painful, swollen gums. Oh, my God, what a nightmare! Plaque buildup is the most common cause of gum disease. In addition, crooked teeth make brushing and flossing difficult, which can lead to the formation of plaque. In order to prevent gum disease, consult an orthodontist about how orthodontic treatments like clear aligners help straighten teeth.

4. Teeth that have gaps

Your self-consciousness may be heightened by gaps in your teeth. It's time to get those clear aligners if you have gaps between your teeth and no longer want to face chewing or biting difficulties. They'll aid in bringing teeth to close together, as well as straighten them.

5. Crowded teeth

Having a small jaw size and a larger tooth size will not allow teeth to fit comfortably in the jaw. When the teeth come in, they'll be crowded and will push the adjacent teeth a little ahead or behind the ideal teeth alignment. Some people even have an extra tooth or teeth in their mouth, called supernumerary teeth, which may also cause crowding. But this is quite rare. The best course of action in this scenario is to remove the extra teeth and fix that distorted smile with orthodontics.

6. Fractured or chipped teeth

You might fracture your teeth after chewing hard foods such as ice, candies, etc. You can also chip them unknowingly due to clenching or grinding your teeth in response to stress. If the outer protective layer called enamel chips off it can expose the naturally yellowish dentin layer beneath giving an unsightly appearance.

7. Stained teeth

Stains from tea and coffee can discolor your teeth and dull your smile. Tobacco smoking stains teeth and leads to bad breath, gum diseases, and eventually loss of teeth. Smoking puts you at high risk of developing cavities too.

8. Breath stench

This isn't a cosmetic issue, but it tells a lot about your overall oral health. In most cases, foul breath is caused by gasses produced by mouth bacteria. Discuss with your dentist the probable causes of bad breath. Gum diseases, poor oral hygiene or an abscessed tooth can cause an unpleasant odor in the mouth.

9. Gray Tooth

If you see a dark spot on your tooth when you smile, it's time to get it checked out. It could be a tooth that has been traumatized in the past or caries. In most cases, a traumatized tooth will be darker than the surrounding teeth and indicate infected or dead nerves of that tooth. Dental professionals can examine the teeth, remove the disease-causing bacteria, and fix that.

How Can We Help?

When it comes to dental health, it's all about making yourself and your smile happy. Despite the fact that a majority of dental issues take time to develop, they often reach a crucial point where they need immediate attention. Unfortunately, all of these things can cause you to become self-conscious and reduce your self-esteem and confidence.

If something is upsetting you about your smile then make an appointment with us for a smile evaluation. Our team of orthodontists will determine which issue is causing problems. Then, following a thorough assessment of your smile's current condition, we can begin working on a solution to the problem.

Having a healthy mouth extends our lives, improves our relationships, and boosts our self-esteem. So be on the lookout for anything that could jeopardize your oral health and appearance. Keep Smiling!

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