Archive for July 2017

Oral Hygiene Tip of the Month – July

Did you know when you clench or grind your teeth, you jaw can exert TEN TIMES greater pressure than regular chewing? Bruxism (teeth clenching and/or grinding) commonly occurs at night and some individuals are unaware of it! Once it becomes a regular habit – bruxism can affect your dental health. Common signs of dull headaches, sore/tired muscles in you jaw and pain radiating to your ears are related to bruxism. You may also notice your teeth becoming sensitive, beginning to wear down, chip, crack or even feel loose. Bruxism can also occur in children and there are treatment options available for all patients, speak to your dental health profession today if you’re experiencing these signs or symptoms.