Do you suffer from occlusal disease – or more easily put – a bad bite? First, you may be asking, but what is a “bad bite”? Well, we’re not talking about something you get from a pesky mosquito.
You have a “bad bite” if your teeth do not align properly when biting down. The human jaw can produce around 260lbs of pressure. If that force is not appropriately distributed it can lead to uneven wear, damage to dental work, cracked teeth, cracked fillings and throw off alignment of your jaw’s tendons, muscles, and nerves. When these delicate components are out of whack it can awaken chronic pain and other discomforts. And if left untreated you cannot only physically suffer discomfort and damage, but also put future dental treatment at risk of breaking and failure. Just like the tires on your car, if they are not properly aligned, you can develop excessive wear and breakage.