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Would you be surprised to hear that there are a number of things you should consider doing to keep your teeth healthy and strong? For instance, you might know that brushing and flossing regularly are important steps you should take. You should also remember to set up regular appointments with us. Still, would you be surprised to hear that several people should have their wisdom teeth removed to keep their teeth healthy?

You see, your wisdom teeth might not erupt properly. While this may not seem like a serious problem, your wisdom teeth could push against your other teeth while they’re erupting. Sadly, this might actually make your other teeth shift. This could ruin any orthodontic work you’ve had in the past, which might result in crooked teeth. Similarly, after your wisdom teeth erupt, your smile could be overcrowded.

If you don’t have your wisdom teeth extracted, you might have to cope with decay, since your wisdom teeth are in the back of your mouth. Sadly, this means your wisdom teeth can be hard to clean properly. Similarly, if your smile is too crowded, it will be more difficult to clean.

If a wisdom tooth becomes impacted or stuck in your gums, you could have to deal with several other issues, such as an infection. However, you could avoid a number of issues simply by brushing and flossing your teeth. If you’re interested in learning more about a wisdom tooth in Mill Valley, California, we invite you to give Southern Marin Dental a call at 415-578-5879. Our dentist, Dr. Sohrab Saghezchi, and our team will gladly inspect your pearly whites and offer you personalized advice. We’re excited to meet with you.