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Toothaches, headaches and jaw pain: One solution could be the bite!

Having a beautiful smile and sun gives beauty to all ages, makes you look younger, strengthens self-esteem, increases safety and self-awareness. Of course at the base of a beautiful smile it is a perfect set of teeth, which is why it is extremely important to immediately solve problems related to the beauty of the teeth and, of course, to their health.

Have you ever heard of bruxism?

This nervous disorder usually caused by stress, manifested by the grinding and clenching of teeth: the episodes more frequent are mostly reported during sleep. In this case, not being a conscious phase, the patient is not aware of the disorder, but when you wake up you have any pain in the jaw and muscles involved, because during the night were subjected to a continuous effort. The patient also warns neck pain, due to the incorrect position of the teeth throughout the night: the dental visit could help diagnose the cause detectable even with wear of tooth enamel.

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One solution could be the dental bite: What is it?

The term “Bite” comes from means “bite”: it is a transparent mobile device that is applied between the dental arches, is like the mouthpiece used by sportsmen but, in that case, does not carry out therapeutic function. E ‘it consists of thermoformed from acrylic resins and materials. The bite can be also called by other names: bite plane, orthotic, plaque michigan.

The Bite is a dental appliance built individually on the patient, so as to be perfectly adapted to its dental arch, in order to protect the teeth from wear resulting from bad habits and promote muscle relaxation and the temporomandibular joint.

What is the dental bite?

The application of dental bite is the panacea that guarantees immediately several benefits to the patient, in fact eliminates the discomfort caused by bruxism, such as neck pain and inflammation of the trigeminal, facial blemishes derived from incorrect and continued contraction of facial muscles, and conditions affecting the gums.

According to recent studies, it would seem that a dental level disorder might also be reflected in muscle tension, at the level of the cervical spine and shoulders.

Which bite models currently exist?

There are two types of bite with different functions: the soft model and that hard.

The first, also called bite-plane, is applied to intervene in tensive muscle diseases, to promote relaxation of the masticatory muscles. The other version, the hard bite, is indicated to correct a tendency to keep the teeth clenched or bite his lip.

The bite are very practical devices that apply during the day in the most stressful moments, where you can express bruxism, or at night when the problem occurs during sleep.

It can be washed easily in cold water or with toothbrush and toothpaste, following the regular personal dental hygiene: at times when you do not endeavor, the bite into the absolutely hygienic storing container.

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What interaction exists between mouth and posture? Why a dysfunction that comes from the mouth in some cases it can also affect other parts of the body?

The link between occlusion-swallowing in different cases can get to also affect the postural attitude. Speaking of temporomandibular joint problems such as jaw, it must be said that this articulation is closely linked to the posture of the language, and that language inserting bone hyoid bone (note the hyoid bone is a long structure is just over 5 cm and is located in the front part of the throat at the point of transition from the skull to the neck. This connects by stabilizing the muscles of the floor of the mouth with the front in the neck): affects their physiology, all impinging on posture.

For example, a Hypomobility lingual problem, due to a short lingual frenulum (not so severe as to require surgical intervention) is accompanied by a joint imbalance temporo-mandibular joint and then to a malocclusion that can change the posture on sagittal plane (side view).

As a physical therapist can help you solve this problem?

The disorder can be solved manually going to act on all the temporo-mandibular joint, tongue and hyoid bone bone by acting in this way you can, in many cases, change the person’s posture and thus reduce the resulting muscular tension, pains in the cervical area , lower back, shoulders, improve the plantar support etc …

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