Bruxism – Clenching, grinding and gnashing of the teeth

Bruxism – Clenching, grinding and gnashing of the teeth

Dental bruxism is the involuntary clenching or grinding of the teeth. There are two types of bruxism: awake and sleep bruxism. Bruxing (grinding) can remove tooth enamel and render teeth more susceptible to sensitivity and decay. Bruxism can lead to tender facial...
Gum recession

Gum recession

Gum recession and its symptoms: Gum recession occurs when the height of the gum tissue around the teeth recedes and migrates downward toward your jaw bone, making your teeth appear longer than normal. The root portion of the tooth is exposed, which can cause the tooth...
Should my child get dental sealants?

Should my child get dental sealants?

Dental decay remains one of the most prevalent chronic childhood diseases in the U.S. According to the CDC, 20% of children ages 5-11 and 13% of adolescents ages 12-19 have at least one untreated decayed tooth. Children with recurrent decay or early childhood caries...