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Do you rest your top teeth on your bottom teeth?

Dealing with dental lately...I got asked this. I didn't even think of it really. When not talking or chewing...if the top row rests on the bottom. My answer...yes. I've not really thought about it until recently...but yes, mine do and I didn't think that was a problem...

My dentist said the top and bottom shouldn't touch...even in rest. Mouth guards at bedtime lol.

Just YOU rest your top to your bottom teeth when not chewing or talking?


Asked by Imortlmommy at 9:23 PM on Apr. 5, 2011 in Health

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Answers (11)
  • I have a little bit of an overbite - I thought your top teeth were supposed to rest on top of the bottom teeth though - guess not.

    Answer by pocmom at 9:30 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • No. I just realized it now. Unless I clench my jaw, my teeth don't touch when I'm not talking or moving.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:25 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • i dont knwo dont think so im not now

    Answer by suhweetness at 9:25 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • no, i had to sit and think about it ahahha

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 9:25 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • nope

    Answer by tazdvl at 9:27 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • No, my top goes over the bottom just a bit :)

    Answer by midnightmoma at 9:32 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • No

    Answer by allen.moriahd at 9:33 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • Yes, I actually clench them pretty hard. I have a huge problem with my TMJ. It cracks so loudly it is gross. I have to wear a night guard and it bugs the heck out of me. I sometimes will take it off during the night without even knowing it.


    Answer by Peajewel at 9:39 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • Not really, but I'm a "mouth breather" half of the time, so that could be part of it, although that is bad for your teeth too! LOL. Can't win for losing!

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 10:01 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • not usually but sometimes

    Answer by momoflilangel at 11:21 PM on Apr. 5, 2011