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Why Your Teeth May Shift Around During Your Sleep


Posted on 2/25/2018 by Sandra Embree
Shifting Teeth Embree Dentistry MI 48104Shifting teeth are a natural, normal thing to happen. There are many causes for this and it can mean many things, but when it comes to shifting, everyone wants to know why they are and what they can do to help the teeth and keep them in the place they are supposed to be at.

Teeth can shift for a variety of reasons, but the most common problem is when the teeth in the mouth shift at night. When this happens, the teeth might be moved to one side of the mouth or have gaps in between them.

Why Teeth Shift at Night

Usually when teeth shift during the night, it is because they are pushed to one side by sleeping regularly on that same side. This causes the teeth to naturally push to the other side of the mouth. Repeated use of the one side of the face can cause this to happen.

When the teeth are shifting at night, they are being pushed to the one side and with the pressure being localized to that area, they are not going to be able to shift back.

Doing this every night for a long period of time will eventually lead to having the teeth pushed to this side permanently. This may require the use of braces in the mouth to correct the problem or might cause gaps to form in the teeth on one side and tight spaces on the other side.

If you feel that your teeth are misaligned and need to be moved to another area of the mouth, then speak with our professionals. We can provide you with even more information regarding the shifting of teeth and how you would be able to stop or correct the problem. This can help you have a better overall smile once again.

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Sandra
Embree, DDS
Ann Arbor Dentist - Sandra Embree, DDS

Dr. Embree graduated from The University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She completed postdoctoral training in a General Practice Residency at University of Michigan Hospitals Department of Hospital Dentistry. Dr. Embree received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and practiced in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital prior to her dental school training.
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Ann Arbor Dentist - Courtney Heys, DDS
Courtney
Heys, DDS

Dr. Heys is originally from the Seattle area. She moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 to attend the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Dr. Heys has been in private practice since 2007. She has practiced 4 years in Saline, MI and 4 years in Jackson, MI.
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