Smiling Makes Everyone Happy
Smiling does more good than you think. As a matter of fact, smiling puts a grin on others people’s faces and also does wonders for your immune system.
With that being said if yours is less than desirable it’s time to schedule an appointment with a bioesthetic dentist.
What is a Bioesthetic Dentist?
A bioesthetic dentist looks at your entire chewing system, not just your teeth and gums. For example if your jaw joints, called your temporomandibular joints, are out of alignment your teeth are most probably affected as well. This will affect smiling and how your teeth and gums come together.
People with temporomandibular joint disorder are more inclined to clench and grind teeth instead of smiling. This helps compensate for jaw pain or displacement. Those with TMJD will also tend to favor one side when chewing.
TMJD Disorder Do I Have it?
Not all people who suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder are aware of the issue. Sadly this makes things much worse for teeth and gums and smiling.
You May Have TMJD if You Experience:
- Jaw Pain
- Tenderness in Your Jaw
- Pain in your TMJ
- Pain When Chewing
- Facial Pain
- Lock Jaw
- Issues When Smiling
- Problems Opening and Closing Your Mouth
Start Smiling Again
If you have any of these issues talk to Dr. Mike Morris. He understands how the jaw joints function and what problematic joints do to the chewing system.
People with long term TMJD have often worn their teeth down so much they require extensive cosmetic dentistry so they can start smiling again.
Your Burlington TMJD dentist will check out your teeth and gums to make your smile is perfectly aligned. If it isn’t, Chittenden Dental will get to the root of the issue.
As previously mentioned TMJD affects wear and tear, but it also affects dental restorations.
If your teeth are damaged because of constant grinding you can only imagine what it’s doing to your restorations.
Your teeth are just as strong as your bones, your dental restorations aren’t. If you have noticed wear and tear on your fillings call and schedule an appointment with Chittenden Dental as quickly as possible.
Don’t Let Smiling Elude You
If you notice popping, have constant neck aches or are in pain when you open and close your mouth you could be dealing with a temporomandibular joint issue.
Don’t let it get worse. Call or send a direct message and talk to Chittenden Dental about bioesthetic dentistry for TMJD. You will feel happier when you start smiling again.