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Causes of Overlapping Teeth


Posted on 4/26/2021 by Barbara Ketchum
Causes of Overlapping TeethA lot of people have overlapping teeth, a dental condition in which one tooth comes over another tooth.

It's basically a misalignment issue that can result in serious discomfort in the mouth when sleeping or chewing food, for instance.

Dental overlapping also hinders the functionality and the aesthetic aspect of a person's smile, resulting in self-confidence and self-esteem problems.

Causes of Dental Overlapping


Many people don't know what exactly causes overlapping in the teeth.

Take a look at a few common causes of overlapping teeth.

•  Children that have thumb-sucking habits when they are little are most prone to dental overlapping. If you had a habit of sucking your thumb when you were young, it's one of the reasons why you have overlapping teeth.
•  Genetics play a huge role in dental overlapping, causing this condition to run in families. If your parents and siblings have overlapping teeth, that explains why you do, too.
•  A small mouth is another cause of overlapping teeth since it is unable to accommodate the teeth, thereby resulting in shifting of the teeth as well as overcrowding.
•  Oral health conditions and problems like gingivitis or tumors can also lead to overlapping teeth because they seriously affect the structure of the teeth.
•  There are times when people have extra teeth, which puts a lot of pressure on the front teeth, thereby causing them to overlap.

Get Immediate Dental Help


If you suffer from dental overlapping and are looking for ways to fix the issue, contact us at Oak Park Dental where Dan O'Leary DDS and Carl Stubblefield DMD, and Paul Brannen DMD will help treat your teeth.

There are many treatment options available for overlapping teeth, but our dentists first need to examine your teeth and the extent of the overlapping, and then they will be able to suggest you the right option.

Call us at (971) 600-0211 right to schedule an appointment so that we can help treat your teeth at the earliest.
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