Total mouth harmony means that the entire oral system (nerves, muscles, bones,and teeth) work together to provide comfortable oral function. When the jaw joints called TMJ (temporomandibular joints) are misaligned, nerves and muscles can become fatigued. They may react at night, which causes grinding teeth, a condition known as bruxism.
When your teeth don’t fit together properly and/or your TMJ joints – don’t function smoothly, pain and pressure results. You can experience:
- Migraine headaches
- Unexplained facial, neck, shoulder, or jaw pain
- Tooth wear
- Chronic earaches