If you wake up with headaches or have jaw pain, you might be clenching or grinding your teeth at night. Your dentist can examine your mouth for signs of grinding, such as irregular wear on the surface of the teeth, and make suggestions to limit any damage to your mouth. They may recommend wearing a custom-fit night guard to reduce the pressure on your teeth and protect them from wear.
Try chewing sugarless gum to prevent grinding throughout the day.
During times of stress you may be more susceptible to dental issues for a number of reasons. Take the time to take care of your mouth by brushing twice a day and flossing. This can help to minimize your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Try relaxation techniques, stay active and exercise, and get plenty of sleep.
During times of stress it is common for many to snack and drink more often. Be aware of what, and how frequently, you are consuming to minimize any impact on your dental health. Drink plenty of water, especially if you suffer from a dry mouth.
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Just like your family doctor, your dentist may work with dental specialists to provide you with the best care possible.
Prevent problems early. Your child's first dental visit should occur by age one or within six months of when you see the first tooth.
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Clenching or grinding your teeth (often at night) may be the reason and can also cause damage to your teeth and jaw.
Your dentist may recommend a number of treatment options to replace missing teeth, such as a denture.
A series of common questions on dental care and treatment.