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Is Your Bite “Off”? Here’s Why You Should Fix It Princeton, NJ
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“Occlusion” is the word we use to describe the delicate biting relationship between your upper and lower arch of teeth. Each tooth lines up in a precise manner with its partners, occluding with the ones opposite of them.

But if your occlusion or “bite” is off and teeth are biting together irregularly, it can cause serious long-term effects. Here are just a few:

TMJ Disorder — Any time your TMJ is having to make up for a healthy biting relationship, it can cause lingering joint issues. The overuse and strain can ultimately lead to TMJ disorder or joint deterioration. Symptoms include headaches, jaw pain, and a limited range of motion.

Premature Tooth Wear — Enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. But when teeth don’t occlude properly, heavy pressure on specific points throughout your mouth can cause those teeth to wear down prematurely. Especially since you’re chewing hundreds of times per day. In time, you’ll start to notice flattened teeth, sharp edges, or crumbling dental work.

Increase in Cavities and Gum Disease — Misaligned teeth are at a statistically higher risk of developing tooth decay and periodontal infections. Even if you have good oral hygiene and floss each day, those parts of your smile are more prone to issues. Scheduling a checkup every six months and having a thorough exam will help you pinpoint and stay ahead of any major issues before they get out of control.

Call Our Neuromuscular Dentistry Practice

Prime Dental Care provides neuromuscular dentistry treatments in Princeton. If your notice that your teeth have shifted or one side hits higher than the other, contact us to reserve an exam.

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417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ, 08540

(609) 688-8818

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My husband has been going to Dr Ma and this practice for many years and swears by them so I thought I would try it out. Very pleasant and professional with a great location and good availability, they respond to queries in a timely way and provide reminders for appointments via text which is great since some practices appear to be in the dark ages on some of the practical stuff. Everyone seems to try to ensure you have a pleasant visit (in spite of being to the dentist!) so kudos to the whole operation. Also, a lot of care has been taken to go above and beyond the requirements of hygiene during this pandemic including state-of-the-art air filtration systems.

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Dr. Ma and her staff are very friendly and super thorough. They take the time to explain every part of the care and are invested in my overall dental health. I would recommend them to everyone!

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