Top 3 Causes & Treatments For Bruxism

shutterstock_219399064Everyone has probably clenched their teeth at one point or another, it is quite common after all. However, when you’re grinding (or clenching) your teeth regularly, otherwise known as bruxism, your teeth can become damaged and worn over time. Unfortunately, grinding commonly occurs during sleep, making it difficult to diagnose. Typically, symptoms of sleep bruxism are; chipped or fractured teeth, worn enamel, tooth sensitivity, tired-feeling muscles around the jaw or face, and a dull headache in the mornings. If you’re experiencing any symptoms of teeth grinding, knowing the cause behind your new habit will help you and your dentist to find the right treatment. Continue reading

FAQs About Sedation Dentistry

shutterstock_180956657Does going to the dentist give you anxiety? For some patients, it can be a matter of whether they’ll get a necessary procedure done or not – risking their oral health – because they’re afraid to visit the dentist. While many dental procedures used to be done without anesthetic, causing great discomfort for the patient, that’s no longer the case nowadays. In fact, sedation dentistry focuses on optimizing your comfort throughout your appointment, whether you’re having your teeth cleaned or undergoing an extensive procedure. There are several different levels of sedation that your dentist is able to used based on the work you need done – so don’t be afraid to make your appointment! Continue reading

Facts About Plaque and Your Dental Health

facts about plaque and dental healthYou may recognize that plaque is important to the status of your oral health, and your oral hygiene routine should be focused on controlling and inhibiting its formation on the surfaces of your teeth and gums. If you are like most people, however, you may not understand what plaque is made of, the specific dangers it poses to your oral health, or (perhaps most baffling of all) why it is so sticky. Continue reading