Parents spend a lot of time teaching their young children about good oral hygiene. They teach kids to floss and remind them to brush twice a day. Regular cleanings keep those baby teeth pearly white and make sure there are no problems as adult teeth start to come in. As children transition to adolescence, they become more independent. Good oral hygiene is still necessary.
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Flu season is here again, but this year’s strain is a little scarier than in years’ past. While lying around and doing nothing is the only thing that feels possible when we are sick, it is important to also maintain the rest of your health. Here’s how you can keep your dental hygiene at the forefront of your day – even when you’re crippled with influenza.
Do you sometimes wake up with aching jaw muscles or a dull headache? Do you find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth when you’re stressed or focusing on a task? If so, you might have bruxism, a condition that involves clenching or grinding your teeth. Up to 31 percent of people in the United States may have bruxism, and not all of them have symptoms. Here’s what you need to know.
Like other doctors, dentists rely on strong patient communication to identify, prevent, and treat dental health problems. The more information you provide your dentist, the better care and overall experience you will receive. To help our patients feel comfortable and improve each appointment experience, we’ve compiled a list of the most common things patients forget to tell their dentists.