posture can affect the way your teeth contact
and come together. Your muscles can affect
dentures as muscle tension may cause clenching
of teeth; be it natural teeth or Dentures.
Some of the
muscles that assist in closing our Jaws
run along the side of the Head (Temporalis
muscle) near the temples and others along
the side of the face and cheeks (Masseter
muscle). Tension in these areas can affect
the whole head and neck as well sometimes
causing tension headaches and stiff necks.
The head and
neck are part of the body and teeth play
very important role in supporting the body
as Digestion starts in the mouth. If you
are able to chew your food properly your
stomach can better process food often reducing
the acid it requires to release for the
digestive process. This can also increase
your metabolism and so it follows that Teeth
are a vital part of every persons health
well being and appearance.
next important part that affects our Dentures,
teeth and muscles are joints. The Jaw Joint
or Tempromandibular Joint is a powerful
mechanism enabling us to crush food. The
joint can deteriorate with time as can all
other joints in the body and needs to be
looked at from time to time if symptoms
such as clicking, pain, clenching or grinding
teeth is apparent.
discs and ligaments in the joint, as in
other areas of the body can, wear, slip
or even tear in extreme cases.