Occlusions, occlusions, occlusions…

In this blog post we discuss the significance of the interaction between our teeth in terms of dental occlusions. Photo by Kal Loftus on Unsplash Let’s break down the word “occlusion” to its root word, “occlude.” According to www.merriam-webster.com, occlude means to close up or to block off. In a dental context, however, the term refers to the contact between the teeth in the upper and lower jaws (1). There are three known classes of dental occlusions that dental professiona