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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Malocclusion and Periodontal Disease

Malocclusion affects 74% of American adults.  If you have malocclusion, it may affect your periodontal health because it is more difficult to clean teeth when they are not properly aligned. Periodontal disease can begin as gum redness or bleeding while brushing or flossing your teeth, and you may notice bad breath.  If not treated, it can become worse, leading to receding gums, pockets between teeth and gums, bone loss, and eventually tooth loss.

Straightening your teeth and correcting your malocclusion can make a significant difference to having a health mouth and keeping your teeth for life.