Occlusion: What’s Behind a Bite?

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By Timberlake Dental curated from YourDentistryGuide.com

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“When your dentist examines your occlusion, he or she is looking at how chewing forces, or those forces that occur when your teeth come together, could cause a breakdown of the teeth, gums, muscles and joints. Force is also exerted on your teeth when they come together during clenching or grinding. Your dentist will assess what might be done, if necessary, to prevent or correct any problems associated with chewing force.”

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As stated in the article, your bite is very important to your oral health and can cause many difficulties if not correctly positioned. Your bite can effect your gums, your neck, head, jaw muscles and jaw joints.