Do your upper row of teeth cover your lower row? People with an overbite are at a higher risk of dental diseases.
Problems caused by an overbite:
- Teeth can hit and damage the gum tissue behind the front teeth, thus exposing you to gum disease.
- Overbites cause your teeth to rub against each other, thus eroding the enamel and facilitating decay.
- Jaw pain, especially when eating hard foods or trying to open your mouth wide.
Talk to your dentist about your overbite to identify solutions.
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