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You Might Be Grinding Your Teeth and Not Even Realizing It

Because most teeth grinding happens at night when you’re asleep, there’s a chance you suffer from this problem and don’t even realize it. Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding can happen at least two to four times an hour for those afflicted. Unfortunately, bruxism can have disastrous and noticeable consequences on your oral health if not treated in time.

Symptoms of Teeth Grinding

If you’re not sure if you are grinding your teeth, you’ll probably be able to tell right away after learning more about the symptoms. The most common and prevalent symptom is a headache. In fact, people who grind their teeth are three times as likely to have a headache ...

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What to Do When Your Temporary Crown Falls Out

If you didn’t get your crowns done with CEREC, then you will have a temporary crown that needs to stay in place until your permanent crown is ready. Your dentist will have to send out to have your crown made, which will take about two weeks. The temporary crown is placed for a number of reasons. It protects the remaining tooth from food impaction and maintains the architecture of the gums. It also keeps the surrounding teeth from crowding the remaining tooth and keeps your bite in place. Perhaps the most notable reason is often without a temporary crown, the remaining tooth can be pretty sensitive.

The temporary crown stays in ...

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Causes and Consequences of Bruxism and How to Treat It

Your stress level could be affecting your nutrition, by way of your teeth and bruxism.
 
Ever have a pain in your jaw joint? It’s one of the most intrusive joint issues you can have because it affects how and what you eat. You may avoid foods that are difficult for you to chew, or not eat as much as you need to because of the pain. Obviously, this is not a good thing. Altering your diet because of pain will not solve the problem, and can cause a lot more harm than good.

The pain in your jaw joint could be TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, or it could be caused ...

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Crowns in One Appointment With CEREC

We recently invested in a technology that will allow us to do restorations, like crowns and veneers, in one appointment. The tech is called CEREC, and it stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics or Ceramic REConstruction.
 
The machine itself uses 3D CAD/CAM technology. CAD/CAM stands for computer-aided design and computer-aided technology. So, with the help of a computer, we can make a crown in a single visit. We used to do restorations in 2 appointments. We would prepare the tooth, place a temporary crown and set a second appointment to place the permanent crown. This was because we would always have to send out to get the ...

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Do You Need a Crown or Filling? What You Need to Know

When your dentist recommends a crown, it is absolutely right for you to ask questions. And if your dentist doesn’t give you a comprehensive answer, it’s a good idea to seek a second opinion. Crowns are more expensive than fillings, so the reason behind getting one has to be worth the extra cost.

Why we recommend crowns.

1. A tooth is cracked.

A cracked tooth will not heal the way a cracked bone does. If a tooth is cracked, there is good chance the tooth will break and become irreparable. If the tooth breaks below the gum line, it could lead to needing an extraction and a dental implant. To prevent this from happening, ...

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Crowns and Bridges: What’s the Difference?

Fixing tooth damage can sometimes go beyond filling a cavity. Often times, the amount of damage calls for something more substantial, like a crown or a bridge. Even if you’ve had either of these put into your mouth, you may not know what a crown or a bridge actually is.

Crowns and bridges are both fixed prosthetic devices. This means they can only be removed by a dentist. A crown is used to repair a decayed tooth, while a bridge is used to fill in an area that is missing a tooth but is near existing teeth.

What is a Crown?

A dentist will recommend a crown to protect a weak tooth from ...

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