Bad TeethWhat can be done about bad teeth?
Health problems caused by bad teeth
Rotten teeth “bad teeth” or rotten teeth can have several effects on the body, let alone the foundation of your oral health. Studies on the effects of poor dental hygiene on the body have made connections to conditions like heart disease, diabetes, dementia, cancer and respiratory infections.
Bad teeth meaning
Rather amusingly, the French have a term for buck teeth called ‘dents a l’anglaise’ which means ‘English teeth.’ We’re rather notoriously known for bad teeth. That said, bad teeth tend to relate to teeth affected by decay or plaque build-up, which causes problems like dental caries, gum disease and abscesses. But in modern terms, it has extended as a definition for several smile problems like overcrowding, crooked teeth, overbites, rotten teeth and so much more.
Our results treating bad teeth
Before and after results for several bad teeth cases we've treated over the last 20 years.
Bad teeth symptoms
Without treatment, buck teeth can cause several oral health issues, such as:
- Tooth decay signs like cavities
- Cracks and holes in teeth
- Sticky film bacteria called plaque
- Tartar build-up causing gum disease
- Grey, brown or black spots appearing on teeth
- Bad breath and an unpleasant taste in the mouth
Addressing the root cause
As experienced restorative dentists, we know that cosmetic dentistry is only long-lasting when paired with dental treatments that look after the oral foundation. When working with restorative treatments like dental implants, we will ensure the underlying gums and bones are healthy enough to withstand your restoration and prevent it from failing. If you’re suffering from rotten or bad teeth, addressing the root cause is always the first step in preventing further decay and infection of your natural teeth.
What to do if all teeth are rotten?
It’s not the end if all of your teeth are rotten, it might, however, be an expensive fix, depending on the severity and the amount of dental work required to restore the look and function of your smile. For example, common dental treatments to repair rotten teeth include fillings, crowns, root canals, extractions and dental implants to replace missing teeth. But there are also cosmetic procedures you can consider to improve the aesthetics of yellow, gapped and small teeth.
“Studies have shown that mental health and oral health may be correlated, with associations demonstrated between mental health problems and tooth loss, periodontal disease, and tooth decay.” National Library of Medicine