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Dr. Raj Upadya
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Dental Bite Disturbances (Overview)

Teeth and jaws are genetically designed to fit and function in specific relationships to be the most functional, stable, and esthetic. Any deviation from the norm is a bite disturbance, meaning that teeth are not fitting and working their best. Corrective Orthodontic treatment may be required.


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Dental bite plate difficulties. Wore hole in it?

Dental bite plate difficulties. Wore hole in it?

Need a new one: There are ones that are soft inside and hard on the outside, they would last longer in your situation. But if pain is there, you might nee to see a specilaist that treat TMJ problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Upadya
93 doctors shared insights

Dental Bite Disturbances (Overview)

Teeth and jaws are genetically designed to fit and function in specific relationships to be the most functional, stable, and esthetic. Any deviation from the norm is a bite disturbance, meaning that teeth are not fitting and working their best. Corrective Orthodontic treatment may be required.


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What is the best treatment for dental bite?

What is the best treatment for dental bite?

Vague question: If you are referring to your bite or occlusion, orthodontics is usually the best option but there several factors to take into account first so you should see a general dentist first to evaluate everything that is going on. ...Read more

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Treating Insect Bites (Checklist)

Apply ice to bites
Once
Use topical corticosteroid cream on itchy bites
Daily
Seek medical attention if symptoms of shock develop
Once
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Define a dental bite plate please?

Define a dental bite plate please?

Many kinds: It is a piece of acrylic that goes between the teeth. There are over 100 different designs and they have different purposes depending upon the design. ...Read more

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Wondering what kind of dental bite my kids will have. Should i ask my fiance for photos or xrays from his youth?

Wondering what kind of dental bite my kids will have. Should i ask my fiance for photos or xrays from his youth?

Overbite: Though many dental bites do have genetic origins, there are many bites influenced by habits, accidents, or health issues. We have heard for years the they have their father's big teeth with their mother's small mouth leading to crowding. It is not that simple. Some family influences can skip generations, so it would be difficult to predict your child's bite. Don't worry. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dental bite disturbances?

What is the definition or description of: Dental bite disturbances?

Bite disturbances: Teeth and jaws are genetically designed to fit and function in specific relationships to be the most functional, stable, and esthetic. Any deviation from the norm is a bite disturbance, meaning that teeth are not fitting and working their best. Corrective Orthodontic treatment may be required. ...Read more

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Define a dental bite plate please?

Many kinds: It is a piece of acrylic that goes between the teeth. There are over 100 different designs and they have different purposes depending upon the design. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to (dental) bite wings?

Very specific xray: The anwer is no, there isn't an alternative to bitewings which are specifically taken to diagnose decay between the teeth that the dentist can not see with the naked eye. ...Read more

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Wondering what kind of dental bite my kids will have. Should i ask my fiance for photos or xrays from his youth?

Overbite: Though many dental bites do have genetic origins, there are many bites influenced by habits, accidents, or health issues. We have heard for years the they have their father's big teeth with their mother's small mouth leading to crowding. It is not that simple. Some family influences can skip generations, so it would be difficult to predict your child's bite. Don't worry. ...Read more

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Does an adults dental bite shift slightly throughout one's life (in the absence of perio disease) or are teeth to remain in their exact position?

Does an adults dental bite shift slightly throughout one's life (in the absence of perio disease) or are teeth to remain in their exact position?

Occlusion (bite): Teeth are not like steel poles set in concrete. There is some slight movement. The more ideal the occlusion (bite) the more they tend to stay in place (barring periodontal disease). There may be some slight shifting over time but they should remain in the same position. Parafunctional habits may also play a role in tooth movement. ...Read more

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