Month: March 2016

How To Stop Grinding Your Teeth

Many of us grind or clench our teeth at some point, although most children grow out of the habit. Unfortunately, chronic grinding or clenching – medically known as bruxism – can be damaging to your teeth and overall oral health, especially in severe cases. It often occurs throughout the sleep cycle (known as sleep bruxism)… Read more »

What Causes Gum Disease?

A large part of the population suffers from some form of gum disease – or periodontitis. It can actually be reversed if caught in it’s early stages, known as gingivitis. However, just like other infections, gum disease can spread quickly and begin to affect your overall health. In the worst cases of periodontitis – you… Read more »

Facts About Tooth-Colored Fillings

In the past, amalgam (silver) fillings have been a common choice for restoring teeth from cavity damage, although now, their days are definitely numbered. Despite the proven durability of amalgam over the past century, its dark appearance (among other factors) have led metal fillings to become increasingly unattractive. Nowadays, many patients are opting to restore… Read more »

Patient’s Guide To Detecting Cavities

According to a report done by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), 92% of adults (ages 20-64) have had at least one cavity in their permanent teeth. While we know preventive dentistry can keep the infection-causing bacteria at bay, if you were to leave decay untreated it could cause further health complications… Read more »

The Link Between Jaw Pain And Headaches

While headaches are typically felt at the top of your head, the pain could actually be coming from your jaw. The jaw structure is connected to the skull by two temporomandibular joints – acting just like hinges, these joints allow your jaw to open and close for daily functions like speaking and chewing. When problems… Read more »