Occlusion – more than how teeth come together

The subject of occlusion has been made more complicated than it has to be. It seems that we are trying to explain everything by the way teeth come together, whereas the most comfortable patients always have their teeth apart. The occlusion confusion has distracted dentists from focusing on the more serious problem of patients grinding and clenching their teeth. Would we have any problems related to occlusion if patients did not clench and grind?  I think very few. The first line of defense for TMJD and oral facial pain is the GP’s understanding of the relationship between occlusion, the stomatognathic system, and DCS prevention. 
from The Truth About Occlusion 
Gene D. McCoy, D.D.S.   Download 528Kb


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