Plaque build-up due to the difficulty of cleaning between teeth can lead to gum disease. Such oral health problems may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and lung infections, research shows.

Key takeaways:

– Overlapping and crooked teeth can become harder to clean thoroughly, perhaps more so as you get older.

– Teeth grinding can result in cracked teeth leading to oral health issues.

– A dentist may suggest removable aligners to straighten teeth, which allow for easier brushing and flossing.

Overlapping teeth are more difficult to clean, especially as dexterity and eyesight diminish with age, so plaque and bacteria can build up in hard-to-reach crevices of the mouth, potentially leading to gum disease.”

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