What Happens When You Bite Down?

How are things going when you bite down? If this seems like a very simple question, that’s because it is! You’re not missing anything. What we want to know is whether your teeth feel okay, if something feels wrong, if you’ve long had a problem with the way your top and bottom teeth fit together, and more! In order to help guide you toward a balanced bite, optimal oral health, and comfort that you enjoy on a daily basis, our Ankeny, IA team has some questions for you! Answer them to yourself, come in if you realize you need care, and you’ll be in lovely shape in no time!

Does Everything Feel A-OK?

We are happy to report that if everything feels perfectly fine, then you probably don’t have a thing to worry about in terms of the balance of your bite, your chewing, or your oral health. Instead, you can keep on with the usual approach to protecting your smile, which means to continue coming in for your dental checkups and cleanings with us! Keep these visits on the books every six months, so you may continue to keep your smile feeling wonderful!

Do Teeth Feel Poorly Aligned?

If it feels like your teeth don’t fit together like little puzzle pieces, then you’re dealing with an issue with your bite balance. This may relate to a variety of possible causes, which is why it’s important for you to come in to see our team. Remember, when you bite down, if teeth fit together poorly as a result of misalignment, then you probably need orthodontic care, which is something you may receive from a trusted orthodontist to whom we will be happy to refer you! In addition, it’s possible that you simply need some assistance with your teeth or dental work. For instance, if a tooth is broken, a crown is damaged, or something in your smile doesn’t fit, this can throw off your usual balance. See us soon for more information!

Do You Experience Pain In Teeth?

Does one or more of your teeth hurt when you bite down? If so, this may have less to do with your bite balance and more to do with other aspects of your oral health. Perhaps you have a cavity that requires care. Or, you may need bruxism treatment (for chronic grinding and clenching, which can lead to serious sensitivity). Again: Come in for answers and treatment!

Address Your Bite Concern With Our Team

Bring your bite issue in for a checkup with us, so we can determine the cause of your discomfort, while we provide you with answers and a path that will lead toward improvement! Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.