Monthly Archives: July 2016

What is the difference between over the counter mouth guards and custom made?

Over the counter mouth guards do provide a level of protection from sustaining serious injury but can be bulky making talking and breathing difficult.  A professional custom-fitted mouth guard can be tailored to a person’s needs.  A custom-fitted guard is … Continue reading

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Why should I wear a mouth guard?

Have you ever wondered how you would feel if you lost one or two of your front teeth?  Smiling and face to face conversations would be uncomfortable.  Eating would also become an issue; until your teeth are missing you might … Continue reading

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What can be done for grinding and clenching my teeth?

Based on your dentist’s diagnosis, there are several treatments which may be recommended.  An occlusal guard often referred to as a night or bite guard is very effective in the treatment of bruxism. The guard is custom-made and slips over … Continue reading

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Why do I wake up with a headache and sore jaw?

Grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw, while sleeping, are often the culprits behind waking up with a headache and or a sore jaw.   You may have a condition called bruxism, a habit of grinding or clenching the teeth.  Children … Continue reading

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What will the days following my extraction be like?

If proper post-operative instructions are followed, you will most likely not have any problems.  Occasionally, some patients experience numbness or tingling following the procedure; normal sensation usually returns in a period of time.  A dry socket occurs when the blood … Continue reading

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