Always eating with one tooth will cause illness
Everyone has their own chewing habits, but of all the habits, chewing laterally may be one of the more common and harmful oral health habits.
Experts say that lateral chewing is associated with a variety of common oral disease complications, but it is not easy to cause awareness due to the slow development of the disease.
Do you know that side chewing causes a variety of oral diseases? Chewing also has its own “replacement”, but when one side chews too much, the problem comes.
According to Weng Zhiqiang, chief physician of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, the survey showed that people with lateral chewing habits often have a variety of oral cavity, including dental problems, missing teeth, and occlusion problems.
Among them, dental diseases account for 35%, missing teeth without inlays account for 28%, fractures and jaw bone diseases account for 8%, dental occlusion problems account for 10%, and only 19% have no dental problems.
And it is certain that the people who have chewing habits on the other side have dental caries, fractured jaw bone disease, periodontal disease, malocclusion, and facial asymmetry.
Some bad chewing habits cause oral problems.
First of all, the periodontal tissue of the tooth that is rarely used or not used is not stimulated normally, and alveolar bone resorption is likely to occur, resulting in tooth looseness.
Over time, this side of the tooth will even shrink, because the teeth are inclined to each other.
Especially in adolescents, the unilateral chewing habit will definitely affect the development of their maxillary bones, which can cause various malocclusions, such as crowded dentition, asymmetric dental arch shape, and facial asymmetry.
Bad chewing habits are easy to commit, and only 1/4 of the people actively treat them for a variety of reasons. If someone has bad teeth, it hurts to eat; some people have missing teeth and ca n’t do wellChewing; Some people’s jaw teeth are prone to plugging and causing discomfort, and it is easy to substitute chewing on the other side; there is also a problem of pure unconscious habits.
Weng Zhiqiang said that people did not know enough about the harm of side chewing and did not raise enough awareness. Only about a quarter of people would actively treat teeth chewing problems, and most people let it develop.
Experts suggest that when you find that you have a side chewing habit, it is best to go to the hospital to check whether related oral problems have occurred.
People who have already suffered from dental diseases should first treat the teeth with painful dental caries, endodontic disease, and periapical periodontitis to restore the normal occlusal and chewing function of the teeth; for residual roots without chewing function, the residual crown should be removed in time, And inlay denture repair.
After eliminating the causes that affect side chewing, you can quickly correct unilateral chewing by constantly reminding yourself to strengthen bilateral chewing habits.
It is worth mentioning that if parents find that the child has the habit of chewing laterally, after treating the dental problem, they should promptly guide the child to develop the habit of chewing bilaterally. The sooner the correction, the impact on the child’s teeth and jaw bone developmentLess.