Jaw clenching and teeth grinding are habits that cause chipped and fractured teeth. You can get rid of teeth grinding by eliminating or managing stress.
– Get help breaking bad habits like teeth clenching and teeth grinding.
– Stop biting nails and using teeth to open bottles
– Brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice every day.
Dentists say another habit to break for both your dental health as well as your overall health is to stop snacking all day long, especially on sugary foods and drinks. Dentists say it can increase the chances of cavities.
Jaw clenching is the cause of a sore jaw and may even lead to the dislocation of the temporomandibular joint. You may also experience clicking and locking of the jaw.
– Bruxism originates from the central nervous system and can be triggered by stress, anxiety, alcohol consumption, smoking, and medications.
– Symptoms include worn tooth enamel, chipped or fractured teeth, earaches, headaches and tooth sensitivity.
– Your dentist will help to reduce the effects of grinding or clenching and minimize the symptoms.
Dental fabricated nightguards are designed to provide a stable bite that does not interfere with a healthy, comfortable jaw closure. Adjustment of the device by a dentist can help reduce contraction of jaw muscles during bruxism, which may minimize jaw joint stress and protect tooth enamel.
A good number of people with a cracked tooth will wait until it is too late before seeing a dentist. By that time, the crack may have advanced into the pulp and downwards into the root.
– Small cracks can become large cracks within no time meaning that you should seek dental treatment at the earliest possible moment.
– Early diagnosis and treatment of cracked teeth will prevent spreading of the crack and adverse outcomes.
– People can cut the risk of cracked teeth by avoiding chewing on hard things, clenching or grinding, and wearing a mouth guard when playing sport.
One major contributor to the observed uptick in cracked teeth cases is the increasing lifespan of the American population, which according to numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has reached 78.8 years.
Gingivitis is probably the cause of bleeding gums. When left untreated, gingivitis may even cause teeth to fall out.
– Plaque will cause inflammation and swelling around the gums the longer that it stays there. Gingivitis does not cause pain and may go unnoticed for a long time.
– Gum disease is linked to the increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
– Good oral hygiene will help prevent gingivitis. Brush your teeth twice every day and floss your teeth to avoid plaque buildup.
Make an appointment with your dentist, too. Guys with bleeding gums or signs of cavities—toothache, pain when you eat hot or cold food, or pain when you bite down—should get a cleaning every three months.
Dental erosion will cause teeth sensitivity, cracked teeth, and discolored teeth. Enamel erosion is in a big part caused by acids in foods and drinks that people consume.
– Tooth erosion has been on the rise as people consume lots of acidic drinks. Acid corrodes tooth enamel making it thin and leads to sensitive and cracked teeth.
– Drinks such as soft drinks, fruit juices, sports drinks, and teas contain high amounts of acids.
– These drinks also contain high amounts of sugar that combine with plaque bacteria to produce acids that attack tooth enamel.
In soft drinks, especially in cola soft drinks, one of the main flavoring agents is phosphoric acid. That’s the acid we use in dentistry to roughen tooth enamel before applying a bonding agent. We use it like sandpaper.
Parents are advised against giving their young children painkillers during teething. There are better ways of soothing baby such as applying pressure.
– The child is their best teacher in the regulation of pain and pressure. They will know when and how much pressure to apply to relieve their pain and discomfort.
– You should provide a plain but solid teething ring which allows the baby to apply pressure on their own.
– Try massaging baby’s gums with a clean finger or a cooled washcloth to provide some relief.
“It’s important to respond to your baby when it comes to coping with the pain,” he said in a university news release. “Your baby may want more pressure or less pressure, so it’ll take a lot of experimenting to see what works and which areas of the gums are most sensitive.”
To keep your teeth healthy, you need to get rid of plaque and food particles lodged between teeth. Brushing your teeth should be part of your daily routine.
– Teeth are arranged in a curved line along the top and bottom jaws in the mouth. The visible part is the crown whereas the root is found within the gum.
– A sticky coating of germs/bacteria forms on the teeth during the day. The creamy coating is referred to as plaque and is the cause of tooth decay.
– Brush your teeth the last thing at night and at least one other time during the day. You should use fluoride toothpaste that helps to keep tooth enamel strong.
Every time you eat or drink anything sugary your teeth are under attack from the plaque acids for up to one hour. This is because the sugar mixes with the bacteria in the plaque to produce the harmful plaque acids.