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WHAT IS BRUXISM?

Do you have Bruxism? You do if you regularly grind or clench your teeth. You may be unconsciously doing it or when you’re asleep but either way, it’s not good for your teeth or jaw.   Bruxism is considered a sleep related movement disorder. A what? Typically, people who grind their teeth during sleep have…

USING DRUGS CAN RUIN YOUR TEETH!

CAN DRUG USE RUIN YOUR TEETH?   With so many people currently addicted to drugs and as many as three million new users each year there is bound to be an upsurge in periodontal disease as well. It’s not news that people with drug addictions would be more likely to have periodontal disease and tooth…

Why You Shouldn’t Let Your Mouth Get Too Dry

Having a dry mouth is annoying and uncomfortable.  There are many causes of dry mouth including diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and even cancer treatments. Tobacco use is another big contributor to dry mouth. Many people don’t realize that certain medications can cause dry mouth, too. Certain drugs used to treat depression or anxiety, Parkinson’s disease and…

Sedation Dentistry

The use of sedation in dentistry has revolutionized the way patients view dental visits. Patients who once were afraid or anxious about even the most routine dental procedures now visit the dentist with confidence. Sedation is typically administered to healthy individuals who need help relaxing or managing treatment anxiety. Reasons for needing sedation may include…

Know the Risks of Oral Piercings

There are many forms of self-expression, art, writing, fashion, even body piercing. When it comes to oral piercings, however–such as lip, labret, cheek and tongue piercings–it’s important to know all the risks involved. Know The Risks Before You Pierce Piercing anywhere near the mouth is very different than simply piercing an earlobe. The oral cavity…

Calcium Isn’t Just Good for Bones—It Benefits Your Smile (and Gum Health) Too!

We’ve all been told (and many of us tell our children) that milk builds strong bones. But our nutritional and dietary preferences are not only widely varied, they also change from time to time. Does milk really “do a body good”? Some believe it does, and others believe it doesn’t. Regardless of your take, you’re not alone. Today,…

Learn the Benefits of Dental Implants

If you have experienced tooth loss, you are not alone. In fact, more than 35 million Americans are missing all of their teeth, while 178 million are missing at least one tooth. Here’s the good news: there are solutions for you. Dental Implants Function Much Like Natural Teeth While there are other tooth replacement options,…