Treating Bruxism

Do you have tenderness or pain in your jaw muscles? Have your teeth been worn down, fractured or chipped? If so, you may have bruxism. Bruxism is a condition in which you grind or clench your teeth and most of the time, you do it unknowingly. This can occur both during the day and while you sleep. Sleep bruxism is generally more severe and may also keep your bed partner awake because of the sound it makes.

The Overdenture Option

The loss of natural teeth doesn’t have to be the end of eating foods you like or smiling confidently. There are many options available to replace missing teeth, and one of these is with the use of an overdenture. An overdenture goes over a supporting structure, such as natural teeth or dental implants and is made up of prosthetic crowns and acrylic plastic that simulates gum tissue. They are like dentures in that they can be removed, but they get their support from dental implants.

Important Hygiene Habits

Spring is here! Are you looking forward to warmer weather and longer days as much as we are? It’s a great time of year to freshen our homes, wardrobes and even our dental routines. We can fall into a rut when it comes to taking care of our teeth, but every now and then it’s a good idea to be reminded of these important dental hygiene habits. Read more to find out what you should be doing to take care of your teeth at home.