most people don’t realise is that the jaw
is closely related to the ears. Problems with your
bite and the muscles that control the jaw, be it
with your dentures or natural teeth, can actually
affect your ears.
The bone that separates your jaw joints from your
ear canals is paper-thin. Try placing both of your
little fingers inside your ears (pads of fingertips
forward, nails to the back) Press forward gently
while opening and closing your mouth. Most likely
you can feel the movement of your jaw joint as you
if these joints are displaced, how they could disrupt
the inner workings of the ear.
a BAD BITE might affect the ears: What causes
chewing muscles to tense or the jaw joints to
dislocate? The most common cause is a bad bite.
What do we mean by a bad bite? We mean the upper
and lower teeth do not come together in a way
to provide the proper bracing support for the
jaw against the skull.
must come together every time you swallow
– approximately 2500 times a day and night.
Poorly aligned teeth or even a missing tooth
can cause the muscles to work harder in bringing
teeth together. Eventually the muscles tire
and become shortened and stiff. Replacing
lost or missing teeth therefore is a vital
part of healthy jaw and function of chewing.
your dentures regularly is paramount in keeping
the correct bite to support the jaw and surrounding
muscles. From the time the embryo develops,
the jaw and ear bones start out as one and
the same .As the embryo grows, these bones
separate. The tiny bones in the ears are the
smallest bones in the body. The ear and the
jaw are close in proximity and also share
nerve supply and muscle attachments. If you
have ear pain or anything that feels out of
the ordinary you must consult a specialist
in that field, namely an ENT (ear nose and
symptoms could be;
Pain in the ears
Ear pressure or sense of fullness
Difficulty clearing ears
your Denture related concerns contact
our Clinic. Take the time to understand
your Dental health, it is your most priceless
possession and worth the investment as it
benefits your lifetime.
you require a denture repair, please phone our Clinic
on 03 9707 3956 for an appointment so we can arrange
a suitable time to help you.