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The Health Benefits Of Straight Teeth
woman with beautiful teeth

If you think straight teeth offer only aesthetic benefits, read this blog from TD Dental Group in Bonita Springs for the health benefits of straight teeth.


What Are Some Of The Health Benefits Of Straight Teeth?

  • Straight teeth can improve your body’s digestive abilities.
  • Straight teeth are easier to clean, so it is easier to maintain your dental and oral hygiene. A fresher, cleaner smile is also less prone to bad breath..
  • With good oral and dental hygiene from easy-to-care-for straight teeth, you can avoid other health problems that can result from the progression of oral bacteria and gum disease.


How Can Straight Teeth Aid Your Body’s Digestive Abilities?

Having straight teeth has many health benefits, including improved digestion. When teeth are properly aligned, it is much easier to properly chew food, which is the first step of digestion. Chewing helps break food down into smaller pieces, allowing digestive enzymes to work more efficiently. If teeth are not properly aligned, the stomach and intestines have to work harder, which can lead to stomach cramps, indigestion, heartburn, and acid reflux. Furthermore, if food is not properly chewed, fewer essential nutrients and vitamins can be extracted from the food, resulting in a decrease in overall nutrition.


Straight Teeth Are Easier To Clean And Care For

Having straight teeth makes it much easier to keep them clean compared to misaligned or overlapping teeth. Crowded teeth can be hard to clean since food particles can easily get stuck in the small, awkward spaces between them. Brushing can be difficult to maneuver in order to reach all these tiny areas. Flossing may help, but it can be difficult to get the floss into the small gaps. Mouthwash can't remove the food particles, but it can help to reduce the amount of bacteria that can grow in these hard-to-reach places.


The buildup of food debris and bacteria can lead to gum disease, which can cause bad breath. If these bacteria are left to linger with leftover food, the smell coming from your mouth can become unbearable. However, if your teeth are kept clean and properly aligned, it is easier to keep them clean and avoid bacteria from accumulating, leaving you with a pleasant, clean mouth.


Your Dental Health Can Affect The Rest Of Your Body

Did you know that your oral and dental health can have an effect on the rest of your body? If your teeth are not aligned properly, it can cause bacteria to gather in your mouth, which can result in other health concerns. This bacteria can enter your body through your throat, causing a risk to your overall health. Additionally, this bacteria can spread to the bloodstream, making you more likely to develop heart disease, clogged arteries, and even a stroke. On the less serious side, you may also experience frequent throat and mouth infections due to the bacterial build-up.


Straighten Your Teeth Without The Hassle Of Braces With Invisalign

Many adults and teens choose Invisalign with TD Dental Group in Bonita Springs over traditional braces due to its convenience and discreteness. Unlike braces, Invisalign consists of removable trays that can be taken out for meals, so there is no need to restrict one's diet. A lot of people are unaware that with traditional braces, there are many foods and drinks that must be avoided in order to prevent damage to the metal and potential injury.


Invisalign offers a much less restrictive alternative to metal braces, making it a great fit for busy adult lifestyles. Instead of having to make time for frequent in-office appointments for wire tightening, Invisalign patients simply switch out the old aligner tray for a new one every couple of weeks. And, since the trays are transparent and virtually invisible, people wearing Invisalign can feel confident talking, laughing, and eating in public without feeling self-conscious about metal braces. With Invisalign, adults and teens can achieve their dream smiles without compromising their comfort or confidence.


Am I A Candidate For Invisalign?

Invisalign is an excellent choice for most patients since it is both easy to use and comfortable. It can treat a variety of dental issues such as overcrowding of teeth, gaps in your smile, overbites where the upper teeth protrude further than the lower teeth, and crossbites where the lower teeth protrude beyond the upper teeth. Crowding can cause problems for adjacent teeth, and getting your teeth into the right position creates extra space and takes the pressure off of surrounding teeth. Gaps in the teeth not only cause an aesthetic concern, but also indicate areas where surrounding teeth lack the support to keep them straight and in place, making them more vulnerable to tooth decay.


The Best Orthodontic Treatment In Bonita Springs, FL

At TD Dental Group in Bonita Springs, FL, we are pleased to provide high-quality dentistry for you and your family. Our combined years of practice and expertise are unparalleled in our line of work. With state-of-the-art technology, we are equipped to detect, diagnose and provide the best treatment plan.


Our goal is to bridge optimal oral health, but your needs always come first. We enjoy creating a pleasant and transformative dental experience you will love. Whether it’s time for your twice-a-year dental exam and cleaning, or you wonder if Invisalign is a good choice for your needs, make an appointment with us and call 239-317-8333 today.

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Tue : 9am - 5pm
Wed : 9am - 5pm
Thu : 9am - 5pm
Fri : 9am - 5pm
Sat : by appointment
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Contact Information

28410 Bonita Crossings Blvd. #250
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
50 Westmister St N #101
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
(239) 317.8333


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brighter dental experience.

Jose Vazquez, DMD