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 …

What To Ask Your Dentist When Seeking a Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure

If you are interested in getting cosmetic dental work done, Dr. James Schwartz DDS recommends that there are a couple of very important questions that you will need to ask your dentist. Below are some of the key questions that you will need to ask about cosmetic dentistry procedure: What Will The Outcome of My Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure Be? You …

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Affordable & Effective Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Do you wish that your teeth were straighter or whiter? Or do you find yourself hiding your smile? If so, then cosmetic dentistry can help you. There are numerous cosmetic dental procedures that can help improve your smile and some of those procedures include porcelain crowns, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers, or even short term cosmetic orthodontics. Tooth-colored fillings are a good …

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The Importance Of Tooth Extraction Site Preservation

When dental cavities or decay become so severe that the tooth is damaged beyond repair, surgical dentists such as Dr. James Schwartz at Carolina Dentistry @ The State Line have to extract the tooth. Although, extraction of a tooth may take care of the temporary problem of a decayed tooth, it can create an even bigger problem of bone withering …

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Dental Insurance, Why Won’t It Pay For This?

First you have to realize that the dental insurance company’s top priority is to end up with a profit. That is true of any business. The insurance company is not truly interested in your dental health. In fact , they profit greatly from people that have dental insurance and fail to visit the dentist to use their dental benefits. That …

Tooth Sensitivity, What Can Be Done

We know tooth sensitivity is not fun. Many people avoid certain foods trying to avoid the sensitivity. Did you know there are several reasons why we can be experiencing tooth sensitivity?