Team StraightSmile Solutions strongly that all patients should have routine dental photography completed at each new patient and recall examination. This process not only increase treatment acceptance but also mitigates risk management. We have partnered with bring you this blog piece.

Below are 23 dental conditions that can routinely be monitored with dental photography and videography:

1. Crowding

Crowding can make it difficult to access all of a tooth’s surfaces for adequate brushing.

2. Spacing

Spacing is a double-edged sword. Not only is it not aesthetically pleasing, it also can cause a periodontal food trap, which causes food to lodge under the gums and can lead to painful infections if left untreated.

3. Attachment Loss

Over time, malocclusion and poor oral hygiene can lead to further periodontal breakdown or attachment loss.

4. Poor Oral Hygiene

5. Gingival Inflammation

6. Attrition

Improper function of teeth can lead to chipping and premature wear, which eventually necessitates costly dental procedures, such as root canals and crowns.

7. Abfractions

Imbalanced malocclusion can lead to bruxism and parafunction, which can cause gingival abfractions and permanent damage to teeth.

8. Trauma

9. Impingement

Severe overjet will continue to progress and eventually cause gingival impingement, which can lead to fremitus and tooth loss.

10. Overjet

Not only is overjet unattractive, but it can also lead to trauma and other speech and mastication complications.

11. Overbite

Overbites always become more severe over time.

12. Crossbite

Crossbites can create abnormal CR/CO shifts and cause abfraction, attrition and mobility.

13. Rotations

14. Midline Asymmetry

15. Soft Tissue Anomalies

16. Pathology

17. Extrusions

Extrusions can also cause gingival asymmetries.

18. Caries

19. Open bite

Most open bites have a fundamental etiology that needs to be addressed before the malocclusion can be corrected. A myofunctional therapist can be very helpful when treating these conditions, which include tongue thrust and mouth breathing.

20. Tongue Thrust

Tongue Thrusts can start as an infant and become innately programmed as muscle memory. These are easiest to eliminate in infants and young children. Over time, tongue thrusts can cause open bites and an unfavorable vertical growth of the face.

21. Fremitus

Over time, overbites can become more severe, leading to periodontal breakdown, root resorption and fremitus of the incisors.

22. Mouth Breathing

Mouth breathing is closely related to open bites and vertical growth of the face. These are best eliminated in infants and young children. The underlying etiology of the mouth breathing must be diagnosed and corrected.

23. Mobility

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