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[NEED TO KNOW] Why are teeth not supposed to touch each other when your mouth is closed?

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You are right that upper and lower teeth shouldn’t contact each other when your mouth is shut. This is known as the occlusal rest position. On the off chance that the teeth are contacting, two harmful occasions are going on: (1) contact of the teeth includes some modest quantity of development, teeth on teeth, and this can cause tooth wear after some time. This is non utilitarian tooth wear that fills no need, yet it prompts loss of tooth material and lost vertical measurement (the separation between the jaw and the nose); this loss of tooth material is commonly not replaceable without re-establishing all occlusal surfaces; (2) Teeth that are contacting are doing as such by uprightness of muscle activity which is likewise non practical and can prompt sore jaw muscles (trismus).

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