Loss of teeth can be attributed to three factors: tooth decay, bone and gum diseases, and problem with how your teeth fit together. While the first two factors are quite popular and often addressed by proper oral hygiene and professional cleaning, the last one seems to be a forgotten issue
Our teeth should work well with our jaw and facial muscles to be able to chew and swallow properly. If teeth are not properly fit together and the bite goes out of sync, it can put tremendous pressure on all three players. This can lead to bruxism or the grinding and clenching of teeth, a condition that can harm teeth, gums, and jaw joints.
Bite harmony is important because it can make a person lose his natural teeth and worsen the problem of teeth not being properly fit together. Ill-fitted dentures, missing or misaligned teeth, jaw injury or jaw arthritis, and shifting teeth caused by gum diseases can all cause bite problems. When one or more of these conditions are experienced, it is necessary to have your teeth checked by your trusted dentist or cosmetic dentist in Houston.
While it is true that some people can get away with bite problems in their lifetime, others simply cannot bear the inconveniences. Jaw exercises and dental appliance may be recommended to treat the discrepancy in biting. However, not every case requires treatment so let your dentist assess your individual situation. A dentist that is experienced in dealing with TM joint dysfunction conditions is best consulted.