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Clenching your teeth and jaw can be extremely damaging to your oral health. Not only does it put stress on the jaw muscles, it also puts an undue amount of stress on your teeth. Your teeth were meant for chewing, not for clenching! You can take simple steps to stop clenching your teeth and prevent damage to your …

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Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder consists of a series of disorders that affect the joint where your jaw attaches to your skull. These conditions are often painful, leading to jaw soreness, inability to open the mouth all the way, and muscle tension. Did you know that certain habits can aggravate your TMJ …

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Bruxism, better known as teeth grinding, is one of the most damaging things you can do to your smile. Although grinding your teeth here and there might not seem like a big deal, the cumulative effects of this condition can cause serious damage to your oral health. How exactly does teeth grinding impact your oral …

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Sports are a great way to get some physical activity in, learn a new skill, and develop a team attitude with peers. Popular among adults and kids alike, sports are enjoyed across the board. However, there are few sports that exist without the risk for injury. Even sports deemed to be relatively safe such as soccer …

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Bruxism is the condition of grinding your teeth, something many people do during the night. Some people even grind their teeth during the day and may or may not be aware of it. Although common, this is a serious condition that can ruin your smile over time. Teeth grinding can lead to teeth that look abnormally …

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Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is a condition in which the top and bottom rows of teeth rub against each other. Although some people know they grind their teeth, others are largely unaware of it. This is because bruxism often happens at night while you sleep. However, there are several signs that you might …

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Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) plays a major role in many of your everyday functions. This joint is one of the most complex and yet active joints in the body. Every day, your TMJ is responsible for thousands of movements, helping you with chewing, speaking, and even breathing! Since this joint is so essential …

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Although enamel is the strongest substance in the body, this doesn’t mean it’s safe from damage. Enamel is designed to protect your teeth and shelter the nerves and roots within, so it makes sense that cavities and sensitive teeth are common consequences of enamel damage. Here’s the long list of things that damage …

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Your smile is the essence of you. It’s what you show new friends, what boosts your confidence around strangers, and what helps you speak and chew properly. When teeth are discolored, broken, or crooked, we often feel as though we aren’t good enough because of our damaged smile. It’s never too late to make your …

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Many people remember mouthguards as those bulky, uncomfortable things that they had to wear during childhood sports. Buying mouthguards at the store is easy and can be relatively inexpensive, but they’re often the wrong fit for our individual mouths. This not only makes store-bought mouthguards uncomfortable—they …

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