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What Is Malocclusion?

What Does It Mean? When translated literally, malocclusion means "bad bite." It refers to the way your teeth fit together when biting down or in a closed position. In a proper bite, teeth fit together perfectly, like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. In the rear of your mouth, each tooth (molar, premolar, and bicuspid) [...]

What Is Malocclusion?2022-03-05T19:41:45+00:00

Experiencing Jaw Pain?

Jaw Pain May Have Several Causes Sometimes jaw pain is just temporary. You may have over-used the muscles while chewing hard food, or even just slept on that side in an awkward position. Other times, however, chronic jaw pain can be a symptom of something more. It could be a problem associated with your TMJ [...]

Experiencing Jaw Pain?2020-07-21T08:00:16+00:00

Thumb Sucking—A Most Common Habit

What’s the most common thing nearly half of American toddlers do when they’re tired, relaxing, sleeping or being scolded? They suck their thumbs! Thumb-sucking is the earliest and most common habit among children. It’s nothing for parents to worry about—unless the habit persists. Only after age four does thumb-sucking threaten to damage children’s teeth Some [...]

Thumb Sucking—A Most Common Habit2014-09-23T00:00:44+00:00