From jaw pain to cracked teeth, many of the problems we see today can be caused by the misalignment of our teeth! Why does your bite matter? Just like the tires on your car, if the way your teeth come together is out of balance with the way your jaw moves, something is likely to break down. Your teeth, jaw joints, muscles, and supporting bone, (collectively known as “the Masticatory System”) are designed to work in harmony with each other. The problems that develop when they are out of balance, fall under the umbrella of “Occlusal Disease”. We often see one or more of the following signs before you start to notice symptoms: Worn teeth Loose teeth Gum recession Tooth migration Broken teeth Broken restorations If left untreated, occlusal disease can progress into symptoms impossible to ignore, such as: Tooth sensitivity Jaw pain Facial pain Headaches Dr. Forgosh has done extensive post-graduate training with the international leaders in the field of treating occlusal disease. He is an alumnus of the world renowned Dawson Academy, and was selected to mentor a group of accomplished dentists throughout the region as the leader of the Dawson Academy Study Club of New York City. He meets with over a dozen dentists and master lab technicians each month to help further their education and their understanding of predictable methods of treating occlusal disease. Dr. Forgosh believes his role in your health care is to be the physician of the masticatory system rather than merely a tooth mechanic, fixing what is broken without considering the underlying cause. His practice of Complete Dentistry is beyond the usual and customary, and requires a level of training, ethics, and empathy that sets us apart from most practices. We are very proud of the care we provide for our family of patients, but we don’t always feel comfortable singing our own praises. Most of our patients have been referred to us by people like you. We are humbled by the faith you show in us when you recommend us to your friends and family members. Please know that we will always make room in our schedule for people you refer to us, and we will treat them with the same care and kindness you have come to know at Green Hills Dentistry.