Why You Should Not Ignore Crooked Teeth

Did you know that worn, chipped, broken or crooked teeth can be an indication of an underlying health problem?

While a chipped tooth or a broken tooth can be caused by injury, teeth that repeatedly break, even after treatment, are commonly due to an undiagnosed dental condition. Teeth that are not in proper alignment are more likely to break, chip and wear. Chronic teeth grinding can leave teeth worn, chipped or broken and even affect the health of the gums.

Why You Should Not Ignore Crooked Teeth

What Problems Crooked Teeth Can Cause

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder

If you have several crooked teeth, they can affect how you chew which can cause your jaw pain. The crooked teeth throw your jaw off balance leading to extra stress on your temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Also, crooked teeth are also often accompanied with an under or overbite which can also make brushing difficult. Ignoring these problems will only lead to more issues down your life journey.

Better Oral Hygiene

With straighter teeth, it is so much easier to maintain a healthy, and clean smile. When your teeth are straight and even, it is much easier to clean and floss, and it also provides fewer crevices for food or debris to hide.

Gum Disease

Gum disease is also known as periodontal disease is a serious issue that should not be ignored either. If left untreated, it can lead to infection, soft tissue damage, receding gums, and bone and tooth loss.

Uneven Wear & Tooth Damage

Crooked teeth can also cause unnecessary age to your teeth and gums because of all the extra wear and tear it causes. This means more chipping of your teeth and more flattened and worn teeth. You might be saving yourself money and time in the dentist chair by not getting your crooked teeth fixed now, but in the long run, you will actually be spending more time and money fixing all the damage they cause.

Bad Breath

Bad breath which is medically called halitosis can also be a serious issue. Bad breath will continue to be an issue with crooked teeth, and it gives food and debris places to settle within your teeth, and almost impossible to clean on your own.


If you are trying to find a dentist in Baltimore to take care of your complex dental problems including broken or worn teeth, contact Dr. Lazer in Owings Mills, MD. We gladly welcome new patients and out of town patients.

Call us at (410) 697-6290 or request a consultation online.