Teeth grinding is when you clench your top and bottom teeth together or grind your teeth back and forth over each other. Because it’s a subconscious muscle activity, most grinders grind without realizing it, until a fragmented tooth or facial soreness or other symptom occurs. It is estimated that 10-15 percent of Americans moderately or severely grind their teeth. Normally, … [Read more...] about Are You A Night Grinder?
In November, it was announced that aspartame would be rebranded as “AminoSweet,” and marketed under its new name. Does this repackaging have anything to do with the studies showing the carcinogenic effects of aspartame? You decide. The following excerpted letter appeared in the Huffington Post February 12th. The author is Samuel S. Epstein, M.D, Professor Emeritus at Chicago … [Read more...] about Is Your Diet Soda Making You Sick?
This is not a recognized specialty in dentistry. Rather, it’s a term we use in our office to describe the sequence in which your teeth, gums and structure are treated. A dazzling smile should sit on a structurally sound foundation. What do we mean by “orthopedic cosmetic dentistry?” Think of your teeth and gums as the inside of a house and your jaw and head bones as the … [Read more...] about What is Orthopedic Cosmetic Dentistry?
"Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty-four?” sang Paul McCartney, back in the days when the Beatles were the rage and being over 60 was considered ….. well … old. How ironic that the same generation that heard these lyrics for the first time has now redefined aging. In November of 2005 Newsweek’s cover proclaimed "READY OR NOT, BOOMERS TURN 60." 3.4 … [Read more...] about How Are Boomers Redefining Age? Is Sixty the New Forty?
Did you know that your teeth position are constantly subjected to forces that cause them to shift? Those forces may be due to muscle tension, biting, chewing or uneven jaw joints. The teeth will move in response to those forces. As you age, your teeth wear down and get shorter. Your jaw joints can wear down. You lose a tooth and maybe decide to not replace it. These … [Read more...] about Have Your Teeth Shifted Position?