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Posts Tagged ‘ Dental Health ’

How to Treat Grinding Your Teeth

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Many individuals experience bruxism, better known as teeth grinding. Grinding your teeth isn’t typically harmful. However, when it occurs much too often, teeth can become destroyed, and other dental health issues can occur. Here is some insight on why people grind their teeth in the first place, the symptoms, and how to treat grinding your teeth. 

Here is some insight on why people grind their teeth in the first place, the symptoms, and how to treat grinding your teeth.

Why Grinding Your Teeth Happens

Individuals grind their teeth for reasons such as stress and worry. However, other causes include an irregular bite, lost or crooked teeth, or an aberrant bite during sleep. Sleep apnea and other sleep issues are also causes of bruxism. Depression medication and neurological illnesses such as Huntington’s and Parkinson’s can cause people to grind their teeth. 

The Symptoms

These symptoms are often the only way to tell if you are grinding your teeth at night. The four core symptoms of bruxism include: 

Bruxism can lead to dental loss if left unchecked. Brushing twice a day with enamel-strengthening toothpaste is best to mitigate the loss. 

How Does Grinding Your Teeth Impact Dental Health

Chronic tooth grinding can cause weakening, cracking, or tooth loss in particular people. Patients could require root canals, bridges, and partial or complete dentures when these situations arise. Bruxism can also harm your jaws and alter the appearance of your face. For these reasons, it’s essential to treat grinding your teeth. 

Treatment 

A nightguard can prevent you from harming your teeth at night. If you grind your teeth because of stress, you can reach out to a dentist or doctor to discover ways to make life calmer. Stress counseling, exercising, reaching out to a physical therapist, or getting treatment for muscle relaxers can help. 

Other treatment ideas include: 

  • Avoiding or limiting foods and drinks with caffeine, such as soda, chocolate, and coffee
  • Avoid alcohol consumption because tooth grinding exacerbates after this.
  • Refrain from chewing on non-food-related items.
  • Practice not grinding or clenching your teeth if you find yourself cleaning your teeth throughout the day. We suggest placing the base of your tongue over your teeth. 
  • Place a wet washcloth on your face in front of your ears to help you relax your jaw muscles before bedtime. 

Reach out to Catonsville Dental Care today if teeth grinding is troubling for you. You can count on our dental healthcare experts to help you manage your dental health

Catonsville Dental Care is The Best Choice for Your Dental Health

Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and a commitment to comfort, safety, and relaxation, you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube.

What Can Impact Your Dental Health As You Age?

Friday, August 5th, 2022
What Can Impact Your Dental Health As You Age?
What can impact your dental health as you age, and how can you keep your pearly whites as healthy as possible?

When you think of your overall health, are you also thinking about your dental health? Your teeth and gums are a significant piece of the puzzle, especially as we get older. So, what can impact your dental health, and how can you keep your pearly whites as healthy as possible? 

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How to Handle Sensitive Teeth

Friday, July 22nd, 2022
How to Handle Sensitive Teeth
There are plenty of causes for sensitive teeth and you ought to see your dentist right away if your teeth are sensitive.

If you have tooth sensitivity, it might set your mind racing with possibilities. You may suddenly find yourself feeling discomfort or sensitivity whenever you consume hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods and drinks. Brushing and flossing could even cause pain. Even breathing in cold air! There are plenty of causes for sensitive teeth and you ought to see your dentist right away if your teeth are sensitive. Once an underlying cause is established, that will be treated—but in the meantime, you also have to treat your sensitive teeth. Here are some possible ways to do so. 

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Easy Ways to Improve Your Dental Health

Friday, April 22nd, 2022
Easy Ways to Improve Your Dental Health
Improving your dental health is a vital part of improving your overall health!

Improving your dental health is a vital part of improving your overall health! However, sometimes it can be challenging to incorporate elements of dental care into your everyday routine. If you’re struggling to improve your oral care routine, here are a few tips to set you up for success. 

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3 of the Best Drinks for Your Teeth and Oral Health

Friday, April 1st, 2022
3 of the Best Drinks for Your Teeth and Oral Health
You might be wondering what kinds of drinks you should drink for better health.

One of the best ways to promote oral health and keep teeth healthy is by changing your diet. Foods such as sugary candy and acidic citrus fruit can contribute to tooth decay and other problems if not consumed in moderation. When it comes to drinks, we all recognize the damage that excessive soda consumption can do to teeth. But if you’re looking to curb your soda habit, you might be wondering what kinds of drinks you should replace it with. Luckily, there are several great options that can help you better take care of your teeth and oral health. Here are three of the best!

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What to Expect if You Haven’t Seen a Dentist in Years

Friday, March 4th, 2022
What to Expect if You Haven’t Seen a Dentist in Years
There may be many reasons why you would decide to see a dentist for the first time in years – but you shouldn’t put it off any longer.

We understand that modern living can get quite hectic sometimes. It can be easy for many people to put off important items, such as taking care of themselves, when life rears its ugly head. One of those things that gets put off a lot is getting dental exams. However, it’s important to note that regular dental exams are one of the most important ways to prevent serious dental health issues in the future. There may be many reasons why you would decide to see a dentist for the first time in years – but you shouldn’t put it off any longer. Call our office to schedule an appointment today! Here’s what to expect on your first trip to see a dentist in years.

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Why Should I Get a Consult for Invisalign?

Thursday, February 17th, 2022
Why Should I Get a Consult for Invisalign?
Catonsville Dental Care provides Invisalign consults to individuals of all ages who are looking to take their smiles to the next level.

If you’ve grown up with crooked teeth that you’re constantly trying to hide when it’s time to take a selfie or get photographed with friends, it may be time to schedule a consult for Invisalign. Catonsville Dental Care provides Invisalign consults to individuals of all ages who are looking to take their smiles to the next level. When you invest in your smile, you’re investing in yourself – not only in your confidence but your oral health as well. Since crooked teeth can make it difficult to remove plaque buildup and make it harder to brush your teeth effectively, it’s important to invest in Invisalign to create a foundation for your optimal oral health. 

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How to Show Your Dentures Some TLC

Thursday, October 28th, 2021
How to Show Your Dentures Some TLC
It’s essential to take care of dentures like you would your natural teeth.

When you have a custom fit, dentures can be surprisingly comfortable. In some cases, a patient may not feel like they’re wearing their dentures at all. However, it’s still essential to take care of dentures like you would your natural teeth. Dentures can last well over a decade if you take care of them. Otherwise, they can wear out quickly. For that reason, you should always show them tender love and care, or TLC. Here are a few maintenance tips. 

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How Wisdom Teeth Removal Affects Your Dental Health

Friday, October 1st, 2021
Wisdom Teeth Removal and Dental Health Catonsville Dental Care
Wisdom teeth removal should be in your future if it’s causing you pain 

Catonsville Dental Care doesn’t offer wisdom teeth removal as one of our services. However, we can refer you to a specialist. Wisdom teeth removal is a significant topic of discussion because everyone has them. In addition, most people have questioned if a wisdom tooth extraction is worth addressing. Your dental health improves when you take care of the necessary extractions that might be causing you discomfort. Here are four benefits of removing your wisdom teeth. 

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Family Dentistry and General Dentistry: Are They the Same?

Friday, August 27th, 2021
Family Dentistry Catonsville Dental Care
Family dentistry holds so much value 

Catonsville Dental Care specializes in family dentistry. You can feel a sense of peace knowing that we can care for your entire family’s dental health needs. Our dental professionals are compassionate, empathetic, and warm yet experts in their respective fields. Our Monday-Thursday office hours are until 8:00. We understand that being a parent involves compartmentalizing. 

For that reason, our hours are late so that you can fit a dental exam into your busy schedule. What’s even better is that when you opt for a dentist’s office that practices family dentistry, you don’t have to drive to another place because we’re a one-stop-dental shop. Family dentistry has more advantages than general dentistry, and we’ll explain why they are not the same. 

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