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Premature

tooth wear and risk
of chipped teeth
— small notch in
tooth at the gumline
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eriodontal disease, tooth,
and bone loss

Excessive Overjet

Chipped

or fractured front teeth

rauma to front teeth
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What type of malocclusion
do you have?

edge-to-edge bite

Risk

of teeth chipping
and breaking


Jaw

Teeth that are not aligned properly in your
mouth create what dentists call “malocclusion.”
Left untreated, malocclusion can lead to
periodontal disease and create abnormal
amounts of stress on teeth and jaws, which
leads to premature wear.

about crooked teeth


Abfraction

Why are crooked teeth
a problem?

How to Reduce Your Risk of Periodontal Disease

Crossbite

Here are some potential issues:

joint pain

S
hortened or worn down
front teeth

Crowding

Buildup of plaque and tartar


Harbors

harmful
periodontal bacteria

Open Bite


Risk

of periodontal disease,
tooth, and bone loss


Abfraction

— small notch in
tooth at gumline

G
um recession, loose teeth
and bone loss


Excessive,

premature wear
on back teeth

Spacing

Food

Risk of sore, tender gums


Risk

A Potential Health Risk
If left untreated, malocclusion can lead
to periodontal disease and premature
wear of teeth that can worsen over time
and even result in tooth loss. Periodontal
disease may also increase the risk for
atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
(hardening of the arteries).
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Prevalence and distribution of selected occlusal characteristics
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Baurind S. Angle Orthod. (1992) Gingival condition associated
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Angle Orthod (1/72)

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Comparison of microbial composition in the subgingival
plaque of adult crowded versus noncrowded dental regions
Chun-Hsi Chung, DMD, MS/Robert L. Vanarsdall, DDS/
Elisabetta Ada Cavalcanti, DMD/Jill S. Baldinger, DMD/ChernHsiung Lai, DMD, PhD. Int’l Journal of Adult Orthodontics and
Orthognathic Surgery (2000)

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Effects of crowding in the lower anterior segment - a risk
evaluation depending upon the degree of crowding Staufer K,
Landmesser H. Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics. (1/04)

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ncreased Prevalence of Cardiovascular and Auto-Immune
Diseases in Periodontitis Patients: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Willem Nesse, Pieter U. Dijkstra, Frank Abbas, Fred K.L.
Spijkervet, Astrid Stijger, Jan A.H. Tromp, Johan L. van Dijk,
Arjan Vissink. Journal of Periodontology (6/2010)

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eport of the Independent Panel of Experts of The Scottsdale
Project. Casey Hein, Charles Cobb, Anthony Iacopino, et al.
Grand Rounds (2007)

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Periodontitis: a future risk of acute coronary syndrome?
A follow-up study over 3 years. Renvert S, Ohlsson O,
Pettersson T, Persson GR. Journal of Periodontoly. (7/2010)

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Periodontal disease and tooth loss. Ong G. Int’l Dental
Journal (6/98) Periodontal considerations in the use of bonds
or bands on molars in adolescents and adults. Boyd RL

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lodges between teeth

of periodontal disease

Deep bite

Over-erupted

lower front teeth
that can damage the palate


Premature

wear and chipping
of the lower front teeth

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