Every tooth starts out with a roughly 1.5mm layer of hard enamel tissue that protects the inside of the tooth. Throughout our lives, this enamel wears away naturally as a result of the aging process and normal, daily wear and tear. On average, people lose about 0.01mm of enamel annually, which means our natural enamel is thick enough to protect our teeth for a lifetime
A full mouth reconstruction (also called full mouth restoration) is a dental service that consists of a complex treatment plan designed to rebuild, reconstruct, or restore all or most of a person’s teeth on both the top and bottom arches.
Individuals who have a condition called sleep bruxism unconsciously clench their jaws and/or grind their teeth together while they sleep. The exact cause of sleep bruxism is not known. However, it does seem to be related to stress. It also has a genetic component, as the condition tends to run in families.
Normally, we associate dark spots on teeth with dental health concerns. White spots, however, can also indicate a problem occurring with a patient’s tooth enamel. These spots are known as white spot lesions.
We all have busy lives, and, sometimes, squeezing in another appointment for every member of your family is just too much to ask. However, visiting the dentist on a regular basis for routine checkups and teeth cleanings should be an essential part of every person’s healthcare routine.
As busy as life can get, do not forget to take care of your mind and body. That includes your teeth! With all the things this past year has brought, stress is surely one of them. It is essential to be mindful of how it can manifest physically and know the steps to de-stress.
Although more research is needed to understand the connections between COVID-19, the pandemic lifestyle, and observed oral health trends, it does seem clear that our dental well-being could be at stake.
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body: How Oral Health Affects Overall Health Everyone who’s visited the dentist or watched a toothpaste ad knows brushing and flossing are important for preserving oral health, maintaining healthy gums, and keeping teeth well into old age. But more and more research is revealing an actual connection between oral health and overall … Continue reading “Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body: How Oral Health Affects Overall Health”