Bruxism (Teeth Grinding): Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Do you wake up with a headache and sore jaw muscles? Do your teeth feel sensitive or loose? You may be suffering from bruxism, commonly known as teeth grinding. This condition affects millions of people worldwide, causing discomfort and dental damage if left untreated. We’ll explore the causes, symptoms and treatments for bruxism so you can get a good night’s sleep without clenching your teeth! What is Bruxism? Most people grind and clench their teeth from time to time. However, bruxism is a condition in which people grind or clench their teeth habitually. The exact cause of bruxism is unknown, but it may be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Common triggers include stress, anxiety, and sleep disorders. Bruxism can occur during the day or at night. Daytime bruxism is often a result of biting or chewing on hard objects (e.g., pencils, ice). Nighttime bruxism is more…

. Posted in Oral HealthTagged , , . Jun 06, 2018

Dental Checkup Procedures

Are you one of those people who dread going to the dentist for a routine checkup? Well, we have some good news for you! Dental checkups are not as scary or painful as they may seem. In fact, regular dental checkups are essential for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Know the important procedures involved in a typical dental checkup and how they can benefit your oral health. So sit back, relax and let’s dive into the world of dental care! What is a dental checkup? A dental checkup is a professional cleaning and examination of the teeth and gums. The dentist or hygienist will remove plaque and tartar from the teeth, and may also polish the teeth. The dentist will then examine the teeth and gums for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease. If necessary, x-rays may be taken to look for cavities or other issues. The dentist…

. Posted in Oral HealthTagged . Aug 01, 2017

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