Smiling Older Couple
By Dr. Lars Johnson / Dental HabitsSenior Oral Health / 0 Comments

We only have one set of adult teeth and they are meant to last us a lifetime. Trauma, genetics and other factors sometimes make this impossible. But, for the most part, good oral health and habits are enough to make your teeth go the distance with you as you gracefully age. As we age, natural changes occur in our general health. Below are tips from Hoffman Estates dental clinic, Forest Edge Dental, on how to work with these changes to keep oral health care in check as we age. Read more “Forest Edge Dental’s Tips on Caring for Your Teeth as You Age”

Teeth Grinding
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Bruxism is the medical term for “involuntarily or habitual grinding of the teeth”. Also included is gnashing, more commonly known as clenching of the jaw. Your Hoffman Estates dentist is well versed in spotting the signs of bruxism. It is estimated that nearly 25% of the population deals with the issue of bruxism. If untreated, can cause complications and damage to your teeth. So how do you know if you have bruxism? What can you do to prevent this? Below we’ll highlight the symptoms, causes and some prevention tips for you.

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