Are you grinding and clenching your teeth? You may not even be aware of it. Grinding and clenching, also called bruxing, is often done while you’re sleeping or deeply concentrating. Often it is someone else who brings it to the attention of the bruxer. Grinding and clenching can do serious damage to your teeth including fractured fillings, chipped or broken teeth, and excessive wear. If you’re a bruxer, bring it to the attention of Dr. Sabet. He can help.
When you lost a baby tooth as a child your parents likely told you to put it under your pillow for the Tooth Fairy. When you woke in the morning your tooth would be gone and you would find a dime, quarter, or now-a-days, a dollar or more in its place. If you have children you may perform the same tradition when they lose a baby tooth. Did your parents tell you the story of the Tooth Fairy? If not, have you ever wondered how the Tooth Fairy came to be? There are some interesting facts associated with the story. Today we explain the history of the tooth fairy.
There are a number and variety of mouthwashes on the market today. At one time mouthwash was simply to freshen your breath, but today mouthwashes claim to do all sorts of things from protect against cavities, to fighting periodontal disease. Do you use mouthwash? If so, what kind do you use? Have you thought much about it or do you just grab the cheapest one off the shelf? Today we discuss the different types of mouthwash and what they do.
It has been estimated that over 10 million Americans suffer from a TMJ disorder. TMJ conditions develop silently and gradually. They can affect any age group, ethnic group, or racial group. Take our TMJ quiz to find out if you’re suffering from TMJ.
In our last blog we discussed bad habits for your teeth that you should avoid. Today we discuss what you can do to help keep your teeth healthy. You already know that sugar is an enemy to your teeth. Sugar attracts harmful oral bacteria that metabolize the sugar and produce enamel eating acids which cause tooth decay. Adjusting your diet to avoid sugary, acidic foods such as sodas and including tooth friendly foods can help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Read on as we share some healthy eating habits for your teeth.
There are several different types of bad habits. Smoking is a bad habit. It is bad for your health, your teeth, it’s smelly, and it’s bad for the people around you. Burping out loud in public is a bad habit. It’s rude. Spitting is a bad habit and it is totally gross. These habits are not just bad for the people that do them, they disturb other people too. There are some habits you should avoid that are bad for your teeth. Unlike spitting which is free, these habits can result in costly dental bills. Read on to find out what bad habits you should avoid.
Psoriasis is a skin disease that consists of reddish, pinkish areas of raised or thickened scaling skin. It is itchy and mainly affects the scalp, elbows, and knees. So, what does psoriasis have to do with your mouth? Periodontal disease has been linked to many other bodily diseases as of late, including dementia, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, lung disease, pancreatic cancer, and psoriasis. If you’re wondering how your mouth can cause psoriasis, read on and find out.
The answer to that is, yes, there are different types of tooth stains. There are extrinsic tooth stains and intrinsic tooth stains. Do you know the difference? If you have not had much success whitening your teeth there may be a reason. Some types of stains are not as easy to remove as others. Take our true and false quiz below to see how much you know about the different types of tooth stains.
If your child begins to lose their teeth before the age of six you may need to take some action. Most children begin losing their primary teeth around that age because their permanent teeth are ready to erupt soon after. Some children may begin losing their teeth as young as four and others as late as seven years of age. If your child gets a tooth knocked out or pulled due to decay before the age of four problems could ensue. For instance, the permanent tooth may begin to erupt early. It may come in crooked, or the adjacent teeth may shift out of place. Read on to find out what to do if your child loses a tooth too soon.
In our last blog we discussed the advantages of implant treatment rather than leaving the space empty when you lose a tooth. Reasons such as difficulty eating and speaking and the shifting of your teeth which can lead to crooked teeth or a misaligned bite were stated as reasons to get an implant. But what exactly is an implant? In today’s installment of Is A Dental Implant Right For You? we explain exactly what a dental implant is.