Do you have a habit of biting your fingernails? Did you know that biting your nails is bad for your teeth and overall health. Your fingernails and hand harbor many different types of germs, bacteria and viruses that you pick up from random surfaces throughout the day. If these germs get in your mouth, you… Read More »
When making New Year’s resolutions, many people focus on health-related changes, such as losing weight or eating healthier. But don’t forget that your oral health is directly linked to your overall health, and halting bad habits like teeth grinding or smoking can help protect both your dental health and systemic health.
Bruxism is the medical term referring to the grinding of teeth or the clenching of jaws. It’s a condition that affects many people though not many are aware of the problem. You can clench and grind without knowing it. Bruxism often occurs during sleep though it can take place any time of day. The cause… Read More »