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How to Treat Clenching and Grinding

February 3, 2020

Filed under: Brampton Dentist — Tags: , , , , , — salvaggiodentistry @ 3:11 pm

What is Clenching and Grinding? 

These are typically both involuntary functions of the jaw that consist of the jaws biting together with force (clenching) and possibly moving back and forth (grinding.) Both clenching and grinding often occur at night but may occur during the day during stressful periods. If done during the day, it is crucial to notice when these habits are happening and try to stop them. If they occur at night, a nightguard may be useful to prevent damage to the teeth. 

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What is a Nightguard?

January 13, 2020

Filed under: Brampton Dentist — Tags: , , , , , , — salvaggiodentistry @ 4:21 pm

A nightguard is a mouth guard used overnight to protect your teeth, jawbones and jaw joints from the wear and tear from nighttime grinding and clenching. The official name for these habits is called “bruxism,” and it affects many more people than you would think. Bruxism is considered a sleep movement disorder. A nightguard is a transparent oral appliance that is made to fit your teeth. It may cover all or a portion of your teeth, depending on the type. They can also be fabricated to be worn on the top or bottom. 

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Maintain Your Oral Health By Avoiding These Habits

July 17, 2018

Filed under: Dentistry — Tags: , , , — salvaggiodentistry @ 11:35 am

Girl smoking cigaretteWhat is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of bad dental habits? You might think of not brushing regularly, not flossing often, or avoiding the dentist. These are all bad dental habits, but other habits can damage your teeth and affect your oral health. Maintain your smile and oral health by following the below tips.

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