The Benefits of a Better Bite
The health of your mouth is a window to your overall health. Taking care of your mouth is imperative to taking care of yourself. Crooked, widely spaced, or overcrowded teeth can cause a myriad of health issues. Things like brushing and proper bite offer many more benefits than just aesthetic. That’s why fixing a misaligned bite is so important for more than just a pretty smile, and here are three reasons why:
Reduced Risk of Premature Erosion.
When your top teeth and bottom teeth do not rest against each other naturally, they will rub. Over time this will cause your teeth to wear out. Enamel will thin faster and you may find your teeth are sensitive and painful, even though you’ve been brushing and flossing regularly. You may even be more susceptible to losing teeth later in life.
Balanced Pressure on Jaw Joints.
An imbalance of pressure can put stress on the teeth and the muscles around the jaw, causing jaw pain, headaches, TMJ issues, jaw bone deterioration, and increased risk of chipping or breaking teeth. All of these issues can potentially effect your quality of life. Re-aligning that bite will relieve the pain and allowing your mouth and jaw to function properly.
More Efficient Chewing.
The imbalance of pressure can also make eating difficult. That means that some foods can be extremely challenging to eat. If your teeth cannot get close enough together to successfully chew your food, you won’t be able to comfortably break it down enough to eat. On top of this, it can also cause painful tooth sensitivity, so your options for dinner have cut down considerably.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or have noticed that your bite “isn’t quite right”, don’t wait any longer for more issues to arise. Book an appointment with an orthodontist today. Doing this will ensure that you will be able to find out exactly how to achieve the best results for your perfect smile, and more importantly your long term health! Looking to book an appointment with one of our professionals at our Downtown Vancouver office? We’d be happy to help you find solutions that will work for you, give us a call today at 604-662-3290.
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