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Tooth Grinding: Why It Happens, What It Hurts and How to Stop It

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Excessive tooth grinding and jaw clenching is known as “Bruxism.” It’s an oral “parafunctional” activity unrelated to normal jaw functions like eating and talking. Although the actual root cause or causes of bruxism aren’t clearly understood by healthcare professionals, statistics show anywhere from 50 to 96 percent of adults grind their teeth at some point in their life. Bruxism also …

Solutions for Sensitive Teeth

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You’re drinking a deliciously hot cup of coffee, when suddenly you feel a terrible sensation in your teeth, almost as though you’re having a brain freeze inside your incisors. Alas, you’re experiencing sensitive teeth: a common but treatable ailment we see a lot of at our Payson, AZ office.
Many people ask us how to fix sensitive teeth. While there’s …

What To Do In An Emergency Dental Situation

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Emergencies always take us by surprise. Whether your child suffers a knocked-out tooth during a soccer game or you break a tooth while eating dinner, you will undoubtedly want to get it fixed as soon as possible. While you can’t usually anticipate an emergency, you can be prepared to deal with it by educating yourself about your options beforehand.

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The 4 Essentials of Preventative Dental Care

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The old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is especially true when it comes to your teeth. By taking good care of your mouth, you can avoid painful and often expensive dental procedures down the road, ensuring your teeth — and your wallet! — stay healthy.

Most people understand the importance of brushing your teeth, …

How to Get Your Toddler to Brush His Teeth

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Getting your toddler to brush his teeth by himself is an important milestone. Not only will you free up your hands for everything else you have to do, but you’ll also teach your toddler independence and the importance of oral hygiene. If you’re the parent of a toddler, you probably already know that this is easier said than done. Try …

4 Signs You May Have a Cavity

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Inadequate preventive care leads to tooth decay, and tooth decay leads to cavities. Unfortunately, without regular preventive care, it can be difficult to know how healthy your teeth and gums are — and when it’s too late, you may already have a cavity.

Toothache

Toothache is the most common symptom of a cavity. During a toothache, the soft …

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