what is bruxism

What is Bruxism?

It is normal for people to clench or grind their teeth. This can happen when they’re upset or frustrated. However, if this habit becomes frequent and causes harm to your oral health, this gives rise to a condition called bruxism. What is Bruxism? Bruxism is a condition where a person unknowingly and regularly clenches his or her teeth during the …

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Why You Need A Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral in foods and water. Fluoride prevents tooth decay by strengthening your teeth and making them more resistant to acid from plaque and sugar. It can also help reverse tooth decay, speed up remineralization, and disrupt the production of acid. Every day, your teeth gain or lose minerals through demineralization or remineralization. Demineralization occurs when acids …

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How to Overcome Dental Anxiety

Some people fear their dental appointments. Dental anxiety can get so bad that some people won’t even have their teeth examined no matter how bad it gets. The thought of visiting a dentist can be terrifying for them. What is Dental Anxiety? Dental anxiety is an extremely strong and unreasonable fear of dentists and dental procedures. The anxiety can get …

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What Can You Eat After A Wisdom Tooth Removal?

A wisdom tooth extraction is a common dental procedure.  It is something that our dentist in Indian Land can do very effectively.  It takes up to 2 weeks to recover fully from having a wisdom tooth removed, so it is important to look after the wound properly to heal as quickly as possible. Why Take Your Wisdom Tooth Out? Wisdom …

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for Receding Gums

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for Receding Gums

What are Receding Gums? Gum recession is an oral condition where the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth pulls back and expose more parts of the teeth, sometimes even the root. Receding gums increases the chance of plaque and disease-causing bacteria buildup because it creates gaps in the teeth and gum line. Severe gum recession damages the bone structure which …

Top Causes of Dental Phobia

Top Causes of Dental Phobia

Causes of Dental Phobia Dental phobia is the irrational fear of dentists and dental procedures. If you have a dental phobia or anxiety, then you know how hard it is to take good care of your oral health. Dental phobia prevents people from getting the dental care that they need because patients who have this condition avoid dental visits. People …

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Getting to the Root of Dental Implants

When most people think about dental implants, they almost certainly think about advanced modern dentistry. As far as the dentistry that we are familiar with today, that’s a good way to imagine dental implants — a procedure that came about in the modern era after leaps and bounds in the clinical practice of dentistry. While it is true to state …

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Sedation Dentistry…as told by Stateline!

Let’s start this one off by saying that you’ve got nothing to be afraid of at Statline Dental — we’ll always endeavor to be as gentle and sensitive with your dental care as possible. Still, we get it. A lot of people have apprehensions about getting in the chair and spending time with their dentist. Studies suggest said that somewhere …

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4 Great Ways to Achieve a Bright, White, and Healthy Smile

Approximately 32% of people admit that they are “concerned by the look of their teeth.” Perhaps one of the most common issues when it comes to teeth is discoloration. Everyone dreams about having healthy and white teeth, but it’s actually quite difficult to achieve and maintain this look. Here are some great ways to achieve a bright, white healthy smile …

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Root Canals: What You Should Do Before and After

Root Canals…Virtually all adults (99.7%) surveyed by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry believe a healthy smile is socially important. You need to always be taking care of your teeth, visiting your dentist at least two or three times a year, regularly brushing your teeth, and avoiding damaging food and beverage products. Unfortunately, even if you are taking excellent care …