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Grinding & Clenching Teeth

Are You Grinding Your Teeth? Tooth grinding (AKA bruxism) can be a big problem Grinding or clenching your teeth is a common stress reaction, and most don't even realize they are doing it. However, it can have a devastating impact on your teeth, especially when it becomes a habit and a go-to response. If you know you have a grinding problem or have other unexplained jaw pain, tooth sensitivity, or [...]

Grinding & Clenching Teeth2022-09-06T08:00:29-07:00

Dental Phobia: Do You Have It?

How to Handle Dental Phobia Although our practice is peaceful and serene, we know that some patients need a little more to get the extra comfort and security they need. For those that are nervous when it comes to dentistry, we have extensive experience working with 'dental phobia.' We designed our practice to provide a calm and relaxing atmosphere for our patients. And, if there's anything we can do to [...]

Dental Phobia: Do You Have It?2022-02-01T08:00:00-08:00

Night Guards for Teeth Grinding

Protective Dental Night Guards in Antelope Custom-fitted night guards to protect teeth from nighttime grinding (bruxism). Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of teeth. It's a fairly common habit with about 1 in 3 exhibiting the behavior, yet most don't even realize they're affected. Many times it occurs while sleeping at night, usually due to elevated stress or anxiety. Grinding at night is especially destructive for teeth. Researchers estimate we [...]

Night Guards for Teeth Grinding2020-11-17T08:00:58-08:00

Chronic Inflammation & Gum Disease

Gum Disease may be a sign of systemic inflammation Unlike acute inflammation (your body's defense against illness or injury) chronic inflammation simultaneously heals and destroys tissue. It's what happens when the immune system doesn't know when to stop and often leads to such diseases as heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and gum disease. Dentally speaking, chronic inflammation can manifest itself as periodontal disease. Initial warning signs include swollen, bleeding, [...]

Chronic Inflammation & Gum Disease2020-09-08T08:00:19-07:00

Suffering with Dental Fear?

You can overcome it, and we'll help you do it! Can't bring yourself to schedule that next appointment? You may be busy, you may be a born procrastinator, or you may suffer from unwarranted dental fear. If so, you're not alone... millions stay away each year for just that reason. Everyone in our practice understands dental fear, and we're trained in forming good relationships with fearful patients. So if you're [...]

Suffering with Dental Fear?2020-06-16T08:00:42-07:00

Are You Grinding Your Teeth?

What is Bruxism? Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of teeth. It's a fairly common habit with about 1 in 3 exhibiting the behavior, yet most don't even realize they're affected. That's partly because bruxism can occur while sleeping at night, but also because the habit develops subconsciously, usually due to stress or anxiety. Recognizing the problem is the first step, and many patients can make great improvements by simply [...]

Are You Grinding Your Teeth?2020-01-28T08:00:40-08:00

Today’s Improvements in Dentistry

There's a bright new trend in dental offices these days: more people are scheduling appointments because they want to, not because they have to. Dentistry just isn't the same anymore. In the past decades we've seen the development of materials and procedures that would be unimaginable to our predecessors. So if you know someone who hasn't been to the dentist in a while, tell them they'll be pleasantly surprised by [...]

Today’s Improvements in Dentistry2018-10-23T00:00:58-07:00

Nighttime Grinding

And the Stress Factor Dentists and researchers aren't completely agreed about the cause of nightly tooth-grinding, or bruxism. But they are aligned on two points: at least partly, it's related to daily stress, and it's happening to more people. It may sound funny, but it's no joke: without food to absorb the impact, teeth can grind by night at ten times the force required to chew a steak, researchers estimate. [...]

Nighttime Grinding2018-03-20T08:00:43-07:00

These are Times that Stress Kids’ Mouths

What does a student facing exam pressure have in common with a World War I soldier—or an 18th-Century British sailor? More than you might think. Kids surviving on junk food and stress are at risk of two retro tooth-and-gum woes: trench mouth and scurvy. Trench Mouth (named for the soldiers) is better known today as ANUG, or Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis. While it's similar to periodontal disease, what sets ANUG [...]

These are Times that Stress Kids’ Mouths2017-02-28T00:00:54-08:00

Winter Stress Can Be A Grind

Dentists and researchers aren't in complete agreement about the cause of nightly tooth grinding (bruxism). But they do agree that it's partly stress-related. Since the year-end holidays can be some of the most stressful months of the year, we may be at risk for high stress more than at any other time. The Holiday Season is more than your ordinary daily grind—it's much more stressful. You can actually lower your [...]

Winter Stress Can Be A Grind2014-12-23T00:00:31-08:00
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