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straight teethIf you have straight teeth then we have good news for you. Not only does your mouth look great but your straight teeth are more conducive to a cleaner mouth which means that you run less risk of getting bad breath.

Here are some of the benefits to having straight teeth.

Your teeth are much easier to clean

Food particles and dental plaque tend to get into the spaces between the overlapping teeth, and it is hard to get into all the spaces to clean properly. Not even the bristles of your tooth brush can get into the nooks and crannies of those skew teeth and that means that there are bad breath bacteria breeding there. People with straight teeth can reach all the places on and around there teeth cleaning any and all debris that was present.

Less Bad Breath

Because straight teeth are easier to clean it means that the chances of bad breath bacteria breeding in the mouth is limited. Bacteria does not need oxygen to survive, and because of the food particles (protein for the bacteria to feed off) in-between your teeth, your mouth will become a breeding ground for the bacteria and will then result in bad breath or otherwise known as halitosis. So basically the straighter the teeth the less chance there is of getting chronic halitosis.

If your teeth are not straight, flossing will help to minimize the risks of getting halitosis. Make sure to floss at least twice a day. Also be gentle when inserting the floss string between your teeth. Some people tend to be too rough causing damage to the gum area and causing the gum to bleed, which is another great protein source for the bacteria to feed off of.

Less Toothaches

It goes without saying that by keeping a good oral hygiene you will have less risk of bleeding and swollen gums that cause pain. So make sure you keep those pearly whites as clean as you can thus avoiding cavities and having to take off work for dental appointments.

Lower risk of getting gum disease

Because there are less food particles and plague build-up on straight teeth, the chances of you developing gum disease are significantly reduced. The first signs of gum disease are red and swollen gums. There are two stages to gum disease, firstly gingivitis which is the early stages and then you get periodontal disease which is the advanced stage. Research has indicated that there is a link between periodontal disease and heart disease. While the plaque on your teeth are not identical to the kind that accumulates in the arteries which cause heart attacks, it is the same species of bacteria. Gum disease has also been associated with diabetes.

Less headaches

The more you bite down on your teeth in times of stress the more prone you will be to getting headaches. The harder the bite the more intense the headache.

Slimmer chances of developing mouth ulcers

Mouth ulcers are the product of minor cuts in the mouth. If you have crooked teeth they will ten to one push against the soft tissue causing mouth ulcers. Also if you bite your cheeks or your lips mouth ulcers can also form. Not only could you get mouth ulcers but you could get other infections as well.