Daytime clenching and nighttime grinding will erode the height of your teeth over time. Most patients we see are not even aware of these habits. Typically, the grinding and clenching is caused by stress. This article has some great tips to help relieve stress, however the first step is becoming aware of the habit. Some additional reasons for clenching could … [Read more...] about Are Your Teeth Shrinking From Stress?
Teeth are for Chewing Food. Just like a Swiss Army Knife can't chew food, so should the Swiss Army knife be left to perform functions like popping off bottle caps; tearing bags open; chewing ice or hard candy; gripping rope; cutting threads or any other imaginative use that isn't chewing food. Chipping or Breaking a Tooth An impact dealt to a tooth in just the wrong … [Read more...] about Do Your Kids Use Their Teeth Like a Swiss Army Knife?
Nearly 9000 people injure themselves with a toothpick each year. They should be used sparingly to clean teeth when no other option is available, such as removing a stuck particle of food from between your teeth when no brush or floss is handy. Otherwise, toothpick use can cause damage. It can lacerate a gum, damage tooth enamel, or even chip or break a veneer or bonding. In … [Read more...] about Should You Use a Toothpick to Clean Your Teeth?
It's strength and balance that enables this woman to hold her pose. The muscles we eat with are some of the strongest in the body. The human bite can exert as much as 600 pounds of pressure. That's why your teeth should be as strong as the muscles of this woman's body. And your bite should be balanced so that equal pressure is applied to all of your teeth. That's what … [Read more...] about Shouldn’t Your Teeth Be This Strong?
Back in 1958 when this ad first came out, it was a lot simpler to stay healthy; food was more natural, people ate more fruits and vegetables and meats weren’t pumped up with chemicals. The environment was less toxic and couch potatos were unheard of. Despite advances in science and technology, staying free from cavities and getting regular dental checkups still form the … [Read more...] about Keeping Free From Cavities Is Old Time Common Sense