Posts Tagged ‘bruxism’

Protect Your Teeth From Bruxism and Seasonal Stress Grinding

Thursday, November 19th, 2020
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Is seasonal stress grinding your teeth down? Don’t let bruxism damage your teeth permanently.

The holiday season will create a significant amount of stress for individuals over the next two months. While this time can have many enjoyable elements, the stress produced by gift-buying, school assignments, work projects, family, and more can all contribute to bruxism. What is bruxism? This is the condition in which you clench and grind your teeth throughout the day and night. This clenching and grinding can become disruptive and lead to body pain and tooth sensitivity. If you believe you suffer from bruxism, read on to learn more about the symptoms and treatments, and schedule a consultation with your dentist as soon as possible. (more…)

How to Treat Temperature-Sensitive Teeth

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
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Learn how you can help your temperature-sensitive teeth.

When your protective tooth enamel wears down, the layer of dentin underneath is exposed. Dentin can also become exposed on the surface of a tooth root once the gums start receding. Each tubule that makes up dentin is connected to a nerve ending within the center of the tooth, and they are incredibly sensitive. When hot or cold stimuli touch these exposed tubules, they create a pain response in our teeth. The best way to prevent temperature-sensitive teeth is to do what you can to keep enamel strong and gums healthy. If you already have sensitive teeth, there are also a few things you can do to alleviate your discomfort. The four methods below can help temperature-sensitive teeth.  (more…)

A Few Dental Problems Your Dentist Can Fix in One Visit

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
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Dentists aren’t just for cleanings. If you are experiencing any of these dental problems, visit your dentist for a solution!

The most valuable service your dentist provides is preventive dental care. Scheduling regular checkups with your dentist is essential for identifying and preventing any serious dental problems before they develop. However, tooth problems plague people all the time and sometimes for no “good” reason! That is also why your dentist is here: to help you fix any irritating problems as soon as possible. If you are experiencing any of the following dental issues, contact your dentist at Affinity Dental for a solution.  (more…)

What You Can Do For Your Sensitive Teeth

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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If you have sensitive teeth, there are several actions you can take to address the problem.

If you avoid eating certain hot or cold food items, you likely have sensitive teeth. You should consult with your dentist right away to determine how you can treat your teeth sensitivity. To begin fixing your sensitive teeth, you must first determine the cause of the sensitivity. The following situations may be what is causing your teeth sensitivity; read on to determine which may be at fault and how you can work with your dentist to fix the problem.  (more…)

The Symptoms and Causes of Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)

Friday, September 27th, 2019
Learn about the symptoms and causes of bruxism.

Learn about the symptoms and causes of bruxism.

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is the involuntary clenching or grinding of teeth that results in abnormal wear patterns on the teeth, periodontal breakdown, and joint problems. The symptoms of bruxism are often easy to spot, but the causes are varied and can be more of a mystery. Continue reading to learn more about the symptoms and causes of teeth grinding. (more…)