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How Bruxism Wears Down Your Enamel
Posted on 2/20/2019 by Andrew Zeiger
Bruxism or teeth grinding is a serious problem that you should not ignore. It can cause a variety of different problems. Even if your troubles with bruxism are minor, it can still damage your oral health. One way it does this is by wearing down your enamel. You may wonder how it does this and what does it mean. What is Enamel? Most people have heard of enamel, but they do not know what it is and what it does. Enamel is a thin outer coating over the crown of the tooth. It is the hardest tissue found in the human body. It protects the tooth from bacteria and other dangers. The enamel can protect the softer dentin of the teeth from cracking or breaking when chewing or doing something else. It also protects the teeth from temperature and chemicals that the teeth come in contact with. Enamel does not contain any living tissue. That means when it is gone, it is gone forever. That is why it is important to avoid things that can wear down the enamel. One of the things that does this is bruxism. How It Does This There are two ways that bruxism can affect and erode the enamel of the teeth. The first way it does this is by rubbing the surfaces of the teeth together. When you grind your teeth, you are rubbing the surfaces together and this can remove the enamel. It can start with losing the enamel on the top of the teeth. The longer you grind your teeth, the more the teeth will erode and eventually you will erode all the enamel on the teeth. The second way is if you chip, fracture or break a tooth because of the bruxism. The enamel lost when a tooth breaks is irreplaceable. It also opens up other parts of the tooth and enamel for erosion from other sources. For more information about this and any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule your next appointment....
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Do You Need Stronger Sinuses? A Sinus Lift Can Help
Posted on 2/10/2019 by Andrew Zeiger
Your sinuses and your mouth are all connected. What affects one will also sometimes affect each other. That is why when you have certain problems with your teeth, your sinuses could be affected as well. Dental Implants Dental implants are artificial teeth that are made to replace natural teeth. They look like real teeth, and after the healing process is over, they feel like real teeth as well. The problem is that some people who need implants for their upper teeth do not have strong enough sinuses. That is where a sinus lift can help. A sinus lift is a surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw. In the procedure, the sinus membrane also needs to be lifted upward, which is why the procedure is called a sinus lift. Other Reasons While dental implants are one of the more common reasons why someone might have a sinus lift, that is not the only reason. We might decide that there is not enough bone in your upper jaw, especially in the back. A lift might work for you. If you are having a sinus lift and suffer from allergies, please let us know ahead of time. We will want to schedule the surgery for a time when your allergies will not be too bad. Dental implants can give people with missing teeth a chance to be able to eat normally once again. If a sinus lift makes sense so that you can have the implants, we will let you know. A sinus lift might add an extra step to get the implants, but in the long run it will be worth it. If you have any questions about dental implants or sinus lifts, we would be happy to answer all of them for you....
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Why Ringing In Your Ears May Stem from a Jaw Problem
Posted on 1/20/2019 by Andrew Zeiger
Ringing in the ears comes in many forms. For some it can like a whistle or clicking in the ears. Some people hear a hissing or roaring noise. For some people, the ringing is a minor annoyance that does not happen all the time. For other people, it disrupts many of the things they do. What many people do not know is that even though they hear the noise in their ears, the problem may stem from something happening in their Jaw. TMJ Disorders The temporomandibular joint is the spot where the lower jaw connects to the skull. It is the joint that allows the mouth to open and close. Some people have problems with this joint. It will not work properly for them and that can lead to a variety of problems, including pain, swelling and the jaw getting stuck in place. It can also lead to the ringing in the ears. Connecting TMJ and the Ringing Many people fail to understand how a problem with the jaw can impact the ringing sound they hear. When they learn about TMJ they find out that it often causes a clicking sound. That clicking sound is obvious and is often heard by others. No one else is able to hear the ringing sound, making it harder for people to connect it to TMJ. The joints that connect the jaw to the skull are found near the ear on either side of the skull. It is the proximity to the ear that can allow the joints to affect the ear. They can cause the vibrations that turn into ringing in the ear. Ringing in the ear is a symptom of TMJ but it is not the most common one. Most people will show other symptoms such as pain and swelling that goes along with the ringing. Either way, it is possible to manage the TMJ and do something about the ringing. The key is letting us know that there is a ringing in the ear. Contact our office today to schedule your next appointment....
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All Posts:

How Bruxism Wears Down Your Enamel
2/20/2019
Do You Need Stronger Sinuses? A Sinus Lift Can Help
2/10/2019
Why Ringing In Your Ears May Stem from a Jaw Problem
1/20/2019
What to Expect During Jaw Reconstruction Recovery
1/10/2019
How to Perform a Self-Exam to Look for Oral Cancer
12/20/2018
How to Get Ready Prior to Oral Surgery
12/10/2018
Having Surgery Prior to Getting Dentures Can Give You a Better Fix
11/20/2018
First Steps to Take Following Dental Trauma
11/10/2018
Signs to Look for If Your Jaw Hurts Following a Car Accident
10/20/2018
Signs of Osteonecrosis That You Need to Be Aware Of
10/10/2018
How Long is Exercise Off Limits Following Oral Surgery?
9/20/2018
How Long Do Bone Grafts Take to Heal?
9/10/2018
Who Needs Apicoectomies and Why?
8/20/2018
When Chewing Gum Hurts Your Jaw, What Do You Do?
8/10/2018
What Happens If Your Child Does Not Get Palate Repair?
7/20/2018
Dangers of Clenching Your Teeth Each Day
7/10/2018
Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Come Out
6/23/2018
You May Have Sleep Apnea and Not Know It
6/13/2018
Common Causes of Pain in the Jaw
5/23/2018
Are You Going to Need an Oral Biopsy?
5/13/2018
How Does a Pulpotomy Differ From a Pulpectomy?
4/20/2018
How a Root Canal Can Save Your Tooth
4/10/2018
Types of Bone Grafting Materials
3/20/2018
Treating a Jaw That Grew Unevenly
3/10/2018
Questions to Ask Your Oral Surgeon Before Getting Oral Surgery
2/20/2018
Piercings Can Easily Get Infected - What Signs to Watch Out For
2/10/2018
Signs You Need to Speak with an Oral Surgeon for TMD
1/20/2018
Checking for Oral Cancer Between Visits to the Oral Surgeon
1/10/2018
How to Spot Signs of Bruxism in Yourself
12/20/2017
How to Maintain Oral Health Following Oral Surgery
12/10/2017
Things You May Do that Cause Your Own TMJ Pain
11/23/2017
The Connection Between Unhealthy Teeth and Ringing in Your Ears
11/13/2017
Do You Have an Infection After Oral Surgery?
10/20/2017
Do Overbites Require Repair or Can They be Left?
10/10/2017
Dealing with a Broken Tooth Until You Can Be Seen
9/20/2017
Managing Mouth Pain at Home Before Getting to Your Dentist
9/10/2017
Benefits of Not Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted
8/20/2017
Are Lumps Inside Your Mouth Normal?
8/10/2017
Mouth Guards Reduce Potential Damage for Those Suffering from Bruxism
7/31/2017
Is Eating a Soft Diet for Too Long After Oral Surgery a Problem?
7/20/2017
How an Oral Biopsy is Performed
6/20/2017
Do You Have TMJ Issues That Need Treatment?
6/10/2017
What Should You Do if You Have an Overbite?
5/20/2017
What are the Signs That You Have an Impacted Tooth?
5/10/2017
Is a Custom Mouth Guard in Your Future?
4/20/2017
How Yogurt Can Help You Recover from Oral Surgery
4/10/2017
Should You Opt for Teeth in a Day?
3/20/2017
How to Handle Graft Pain
3/10/2017
Why You May Want to Keep Your Wisdom Teeth
2/20/2017
When You Need Surgery for a Tooth Abscess
2/10/2017
What to Know Before Oral Surgery
1/20/2017
Healing After Implant Surgery - What to Know
1/10/2017
Reducing Swelling Following a Tooth Extraction
12/20/2016
Recovering from an Oral Cancer Biopsy
12/10/2016
How Common is Dental Implant Rejection?
11/20/2016
Can Your Oral Surgeon Treat Your Apnea?
11/10/2016
Can Your Broken Tooth Be Surgically Repaired?
10/20/2016
Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
10/10/2016
Fixing an Underbite
9/20/2016
Defining Impacted Teeth
9/10/2016
Jaw Pain After a Car Accident, This Might Be the Cause
8/23/2016
How to Recover Immediately Following Oral Surgery
8/13/2016
What is Orthognathic Surgery?
7/30/2016
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