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Straight Teeth can be Good for Your Health


Did you know that having straight teeth that are properly aligned can actually be good for your health?  Most people simply focus on the pure cosmetic aspects of having a beautiful smile.  A bright confident smile helps provide self assurance, but having straight teeth can reach beyond a picture perfect smile into improvements in your overall health.

Crooked teeth that are overcrowded or spaced improperly are more prone to gum problems.  Most gum problems are caused by bacteria.  Mouth bacterium is the leading cause of tooth decay, mouth sores, and tender gums that have a propensity to bleed. It is important to keep mouth bacteria at bay with good oral hygiene.  Maintaining good oral hygiene in a mouth with misaligned, crooked teeth can be much more difficult than maintaining straight, aligned teeth.  Crooked teeth can cause the gums and gum line to be compromised, promoting the increased chance for periodontal disease and oral infections.

There are direct links between oral infections and heart disease, stroke, pneumonia and diabetes.  These dangerous health risks can be minimized by maintaining healthy teeth and gums.  Having straight teeth may help you reduce the risk of health problems by making it easier to maintain good oral health.

A growing trend in oral health is the advances recently made in adult braces.  Many reputable dental providers are educated and trained specialists in options for adult braces.  Let your dental professional share the many orthodontic benefits of products like Six Month Smiles.  Six Month Smiles can help straighten and align your front teeth, offering appealing cosmetic results as well as other health benefits.  Ask your dentist today if achieving straighter teeth with Six Month Smiles is a viable option to correct your smile and possibly improve your oral and overall health!

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Katesha green

Had a great visit! Janice was a pleasure and Dr. Porcaro was very personable. They both made me feel at ease. The doctors husband (can’t remember his name) was able to find the best financing to fit our budget. I would definitely recommend Grateful Dental to my friends and family.


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I have always had a pleasant experience at each visit. The wait time is not long at all . They make sure that the patient are always comfortable. So thank you Grateful Dental for your services.

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