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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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Pain in the teeth or gums is usually caused by an abscess, a damaged tooth or a cavity. Although you can temporarily ease your pain with natural remedies, you’ll need to make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible to get the underlying cause of the pain treated. There are several things you can …

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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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Tooth abscesses are painful infections that occur either in your tooth or around your tooth. Often, an abscess may result as an infection that’s begun in the tooth and then has spread to the areas surrounding the tooth. A tooth abscess could even be between your gum and your tooth, causing a pocket of infection to …

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Tooth pain can range from mild to severe, but it should always be evaluated by a dentist. Whether you have an occasional toothache or steady, increasing pain, it’s always a good idea to contact your dentist to treat the problem. Although some patients don’t consider toothaches to be emergencies, sometimes they …

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Occlusion is a term that refers to the way your teeth fit together. In a normal mouth, the upper teeth are marginally over the lower teeth, and the teeth fit nicely together without any problems or pain. However, malocclusions of the teeth refer to misalignments that can have lasting effects on your smile. These …

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Getting your wisdom teeth removed requires some recovery time. Your mouth will likely feel a little sore after the procedure—but you’ve still got to eat! Having lots of tasty foods stocked ahead of time can help you be prepared for staying nourished and healthy after your surgery. Soft foods are ideal as they’re …

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Clenching your teeth is actually part of a condition called bruxism, which is also referred to as teeth grinding. Clenching your teeth is extremely damaging to your teeth, gums, and your jaw. Many people clench their teeth while they sleep, when the force of your jaw will be much greater than it is when you’re …

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Sometimes, a non-surgical root canal may be sufficient for preserving a tooth. The infected inner pulp is removed, the tooth is fitted with a crown, and the natural tooth can be saved for many years, perhaps the rest of your life. However, when such a treatment is not enough, you may require root canal …

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If you suffer from a disorder of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), you know the pain that it can cause when you chew or even speak. What causes TMJ pain? What can a TMJ specialist do to help correct the problem? Keep reading to learn about the benefits of TMJ dentistry. What Causes TMJ Pain? There is no one …

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