The Problem with Crowded Teeth

Having overcrowded teeth can be a big issue for some people, especially if they are self-conscious about their smile and showing their teeth. It can also create some dental issues because this overcrowding can affect the structure of the teeth too.

Key takeaways:

– When teeth are close together or crooked, it is difficult to reach all surfaces with a toothbrush and dental floss; this allows plaque to build up.

– Crowded teeth can result in a misaligned bite which can affect the ability to chew and cause additional stress on the jaw if teeth-grinding occurs.

– Crowded teeth can wear more quickly and this can result in pain and sensitivity issues.

You can reduce the risk of gum disease, cavities and boost your confidence by seeking help for crowded teeth. It’s never too late to seek treatment, so talk to your dentist today about options.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.