Archive for June, 2013

Teeth Grinding: It’s more than just a bad habit; it’s a dental concern

Chronic bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a perplexing condition that affects millions of adults. It happens so easily (usually during sleep) and occurs so frequently that it is often mistaken for an annoying, but normal, habit. Even when patients wake up with a headache and sore teeth due to a night of particularly intense grinding, […]

Harmful Dental Habits to Avoid

Who among us hasn’t committed a little no-no or a small faux pas when our dentist wasn’t looking? Dental indiscretions such as chewing ice, biting the fingernails or ink pens or paper clips, opening bottles with your teeth, grinding and clenching both day and night, inconsistent home care, neglecting our regular dental appointments…we all feel […]

What is Oral Conscious Sedation?

Prior to your appointment for oral surgery, it helps to know that your treatment can be customized for your comfort. Whether you are planning to have your wisdom teeth extracted or a dental implant placed, it’s easy to become focused on the logistics of the procedure while forgetting to think about how you can relax […]