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A “Bad Bite†Can Cause Cracked Teeth And Many Health Issues

Our teeth are made from the hardest substance in the human body: Enamel. While enamel is strong and durable, it does have its limits. When we eat and chew our food, a complex, interconnected chewing system goes to work. Our teeth, muscles, and jaw joints (TMJ) form the bite of our mouth. When all parts function together, TMJ work in harmony like a well-oiled machine. Muscles are relaxed, the jaw is stable, and the teeth make precise contact in a protected environment. When the parts do not work together, there is disharmony and the teeth do not have a flush fit. This type of bite can create cracked teeth, headaches, and migraines.

 

If you have experienced these types of symptoms, you are not alone. Malocclusion or “bad bite” is diagnosed often. Most of the time it is not serious enough to require treatment. More severe symptoms may require orthodontic or surgical treatment. The goal is to equilibrate (adjust) the teeth to create the correct/natural/automatic position of TMJ.

 

To learn more about the diagnosis of malocclusion and treatments offered to correct it, follow this link http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/tc/types-of-malocclusion-topic-overview

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