Don’t take it the wrong way! We agree, we always look up to big things but it isn't always good. Shhhhh! Hold your horses. 

We are talking about big bites! We couldn't agree more that oversized burgers and subs are definitely tempting for us and we try to open our mouth wide enough to get it in which can damage our oral health.

Conversely, taking smaller bites will protect the health of our jaw, teeth and gums.

Let's understand it a little better!


Dangers of oversized bites

Unnatural or uncomfortable opening of our mouth can damage the jaw joints and can create a bigger problem for the ones with TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders. 

The temporomandibular joint is the one that connects the jaw to the skull bone it also enables free movement during chewing. Any individual with TMJ disorder can worsen the condition by taking big bites of food which will eventually result in pain, swelling, eating difficulty, etc. So now you see, why are we suggesting you take smaller bites of food?


Stop crowding your mouth

We agree, you must be busy with your errands and definitely hungry as well. But shoving the food and crowding your mouth is not the right option. Chewing too much food at once can cause injury to your jaw and will also put your teeth and gums under stress. Result? Dental issues.

When you consume large bites, you'll end up swallowing too much at once because not chewing properly and will also affect your digestion cycle that may lead to weight gain.

While it’s always better to not stuff your mouth in order to keep your oral health proper but consuming small bites will also satiate your hunger easily.

Enough of the problems? We can list more but why bombard you with fear! So here we are with a short synopsis of all that we’ve said with a solution. Not running after big sizes. ;)

But consulting the best dentists for sure. MyDentalPlan - India’s largest dental network aiming to provide preventive oral care with quality and standardisation for one and all. So what are you waiting for? 



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