Quiz: Why You Need A Balanced Bite

You may know that it would be nice to enjoy a balanced bite if your bite is off. However, you might not fully recognize that it’s actually very important for your oral health that you do something about this problem. If you’d like some hard facts and easy-to-comprehend information regarding why you should come in if chewing feels a little uncomfortable to you, we’ve got some helpful details in the form of a quiz!

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: If you ignore signs that your bite is off, you may end up promoting disorders that can impair the function of your oral structures (and your ability to chew and speak with ease).
  2. True or False: If something isn’t quite right with your bite, you may also be encouraging the development of hygiene problems. Poor balance may include issues that make it difficult to clean all tooth surfaces.
  3. True or False: Symptoms of bite concerns can range from annoying, such as a clicking jaw, to very uncomfortable, such as headaches.

Quiz Answers

  1. True. When your jaws and teeth aren’t aligned well and your bite is off, even slight problems can lead to serious issue with function, such as TMJ disorder and bruxism.
  2. True. When teeth don’t meet up correctly, potentially as the result of issues with alignment, missing teeth, or poor dental work, keeping your smile as clean as possible can become very difficult!
  3. True. When one portion of your smile is poorly balanced, it can have a domino effect. Other types of imbalance occur, leading to a myriad of uncomfortable or annoying issues like a clicking or popping jaw, headaches, and more. See us soon!

Protect Yourself By Addressing A Bite That Is Off

We can help you adjust your bite and get things balanced again, so you know you’re safeguarding your smile and jaw health. We invite you to schedule an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist at Lathrop Dental Center by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.

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Ready to fall in love with your smile, but not sure where to start? Send us a photo or a question of your smile, and Dr. Lathrop will respond!