Sleep bruxism is considered a sleep-related movement disorder. People who clench or grind their teeth (brux) during sleep are more likely to have other sleep disorders, such as snoring and pauses in breathing. The complications of bruxism include damage to the teeth, broken fillings, jaw pain, earaches, headaches, tooth sensitivity, sore gums and TMJ. To […]
These junk foods can actually help with your child’s oral health: Chew gum with xylitol. It helps reduce bacteria which lead to tooth decay. A few pieces of a gum leave no plaque-causing sticky residue, changes the chemistry in your child’s mouth and can actually help keep cavities away. Cinnamon flavored gum. Cinnamon helps to […]
There is much debate regarding the use of pacifiers, but there are both pros and cons. Pros: They help reduce the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by helping to arouse babies from a deep sleep because they don’t seem to sleep as deeply Pacifiers often have a calming effect and have been shown […]
Going to the dentist can be time consuming, especially if you need a crown. But new technology can reduce your time in the chair. Today, you can walk out with a new crown over lunchtime from start to finish thanks to the new digital-based technology now available to patients of Upper East Dental Innovations.
Here are some things you didn't know about kissing: Kissing can cause cavities. If you kiss someone who may have bad bacteria in his/her mouth, their saliva could pass the bacteria on to you, thereby causing cavities.