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What Is Bruxism And Why Should You Care?

Bruxism is the term used to describe jaw clenching and grinding of the teeth. This is most common during sleep, but it often occurs during daytime hours as well. While many studies haven’t found a root cause for the problem, there seem to be some correlating factors that lead to its onset.

Causes of Bruxism

Bruxism is the term used to describe jaw clenching and grinding of the teeth. This is most common during sleep, but it often occurs during daytime hours as well. While many studies haven’t found a root cause for the problem, there seem to be some correlating factors...

What To Expect Regarding Dental Check-ups For Kids

One of the first things parents often move to the side when life gets fast paced is their children’s dental check-ups.

While it may be tempting to postpone them, it is crucial for your child to visit the dentist consistently.

Ordinary dental checkups can help spot infections, cavities, and dental challenges before they become a serious issue.

One of the first things parents often move to the side when life gets fast paced is their children’s dental check-ups. While it may be tempting to postpone them, it is crucial for your child to visit the dentist consistently. Ordinary dental checkups can help...

Does Your Child Need To Have A Tooth Pulled?

Dental extractions in children can be a nerve-racking experience. If your child has a bad tooth, you might be wondering what your choices are.

Of course, only a pediatric dentist can supply you with the best advice regarding your child’s tooth. So, your child will need an exam by a pediatric dentist to figure out the severity and potential issues that need instant treatment.

When Your Kid Needs A Dental Extraction

Dental extractions in children can be a nerve-racking experience. If your child has a bad tooth, you might be wondering what your choices are. Of course, only a pediatric dentist can supply you with the best advice regarding your child’s tooth. So, your child...

Receding Gums

Janie from Portland has a problem.  She is 17 and her gums hurt around her lower front teeth.

When she came in, her gums were very sore and swollen around her lower right incisor and the gums (or gingiva for those dentally inclined) were receded down the tooth root about 3 mm below the other teeth.  I noticed that the small muscle attaching her lip to her jaw was pulling on the gums right next to the recession area.

Janie from Portland has a problem.  She is 17 and her gums hurt around her lower front teeth. When she came in, her gums were very sore and swollen around her lower right incisor and the gums (or gingiva for those dentally inclined) were receded down the tooth root...

The History of Orthodontic Care

Orthodontic care has been needed since the earliest times, but evidence of its attempts was not observed until 1000 B.C. Orthodontics had a rough, but interesting start, from George Washington’s famous wooden teeth to the headgear devices that made children oh-so-popular in the 1970’s and 80’s.

The Early Days

Orthodontic care has been needed since the earliest times, but evidence of its attempts was not observed until 1000 B.C. Orthodontics had a rough, but interesting start, from George Washington’s famous wooden teeth to the headgear devices that made children...

Common Dental Hygiene Procedures Performed at the Dentist

Just what does a dental hygiene do? Have you ever wondered what dental hygiene procedures performed at the dentist are able to be performed by a dental hygienist? We have, and we’ve decided to outline a few of them for you here.

Common Dental Hygiene Procedures Performed at the Dentist

Just what does a dental hygiene do? Have you ever wondered what dental hygiene procedures performed at the dentist are able to be performed by a dental hygienist? We have, and we’ve decided to outline a few of them for you here. Common Dental Hygiene Procedures...