You may be surprised to know that the beauty of your smile may affect the health, function and longevity of your teeth. The natural form and function of your teeth, bite, muscles and jaw joints, collectively called the Chewing System, was naturally designed to protect your mouth from harm. So when your chewing system functions properly, it won’t matter if you’re 25 or 75 – you will always have a beautiful, unworn smile.
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After exhaustive studies of elderly people who still have their original healthy functioning teeth, it was discovered that proper alignment of the jaw joint (TMJ) was a critical factor. Put simply, our brain is programmed to ensure that all of our teeth have even pressure and contact. When teeth are not in their proper form and position, the brain compensates by moving the position of the jaw. Over time this will lead to any number of the following symptoms.
- Headache Pain (It is estimated that 85% of all headaches are bite related)
- Broken, worn, chipped or cracked teeth
- Grinding or clenching of teeth
- Jaw clicking, popping, grating or jaw joint tenderness
- Neck aches
- Sore/tender jaw muscles
- Difficulty chewing
- Sore, sensitive teeth
Because bioesthetic dentistry addresses the root cause of these problems by providing a stable jaw joint position, we are then able to treat the teeth to create a smile that is beautiful and lasting. Correct tooth form leads to correct function of the entire chewing system and, as a natural outcome, pain-free beautiful healthy teeth!
Click on the Bio Sue video link below to view how a healthy bite and jaw joint work together.
You can also visit www.bioesthetics.com for more information on bioesthetic dentistry.