Teeth Grinding or Clenching: Things to know

What it is? Gnashing and grinding teeth or clenching of teeth is medically called Bruxism. People who grind their teeth are often not aware that they are doing it. It does not usually cause harm, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth can be damaged and other oral health complications can arise.   How often does this happen? Some people grind their teeth only during sleep; this condition is called “nocturnal bruxism” or “sleep-related bruxism.” Others grind their teeth during the daytime as well, most often during…

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Tooth decay is NOT “just-a-hole” in your tooth

Do you fall in any of these categories? Category 1: I have a hole in my tooth, it has been breaking down gradually, the pain comes and goes, but I’m not worried, I will see a dentist, tomorrow and tomorrow never comes. Category 2: I have a hole in my tooth the pain comes and goes, once I take over-the-counter medications/ herbal remedies I am fine, so I haven’t seen a dentist. Category 3: I have a hole in my tooth, the pain comes and goes so I have stopped…

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