AnatomyOcclusionThe term “Occlusal Disease” refers to a family of Signs and Symptoms that are the result of a bite that is simply out of balance. More than 80% of all dental patients show some sign of damage to their teeth from clenching and grinding. We find that many of our patients are not even aware of the habit. Often, it is not until they start to suffer from the symptoms of occlusal disease that they realize there is a problem. If caught early, Occlusal Disease is usually very simple to treat. However, if it is allowed to progress, the injuries can become significant enough to require more complex solutions. Like any progressive disease, early intervention is best. Anatomy of Occlusion Graphic Temporalmandibular Joint Graphic TMJ-graphic2