Do you wake up in the morning feeling tension in your jaw and face? Or do you regularly experience dental discomfort but do not have dental decay? If so, you may be grinding your teeth. The correct term for teeth grinding and clenching is bruxism. Patients who experience bruxism have a greater chance of experiencing severe dental issues, such as cracks or breaks, due to the repeated pressure on the teeth. One major cause of bruxism is stress.
When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months, you are due for a visit. One of the best aspects of summer is the relaxed schedule, making it the perfect time to visit our office. If you have been meaning to schedule your next visit but are always too busy, now is a great time to call our office, before the hustle and bustle of the fall begins. Once fall arrives, time will move quickly, and it will be the holiday season before you know it. The longer you go between appointments, the greater the chance you have of experiencing dental problems. Read on to learn more about the importance of receiving routine dental care.
While we hope our patients never experience a dental emergency, one of the most common is a cracked tooth. One way to help prevent this issue is to maintain routine dental care in our office. We will check your teeth for signs of potential problems, such as cracks. It is important to have a cracked tooth treated as soon as possible.
Do you or someone you care about play a sport? Once thought of as an activity for children or professional athletes only, more adults than ever before are participating in various sports for exercise or enjoyment. It is wonderful to see so many people joining in different activities. If you are participating in a physical activity, there is always a risk that a dental emergency may occur. Do you know what to do if you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency? Read on to learn what to do in an emergency and about dental hardware that can help protect your teeth.
At Integrity Dental, we do everything we can to save your natural teeth. Unfortunately, that is not always possible, and there are times that we recommend an extraction to our patients. An extraction may be needed for a number of reasons such as severe decay, complications from gum disease, trauma to the mouth, or even to help prepare the mouth before orthodontic treatment. A tooth extraction is when the entire tooth structure, including the root, is fully removed.