Category: Oral Care Conditions

Bruxism – Clenching or Grinding Your Teeth

Bruxism – Clenching or Grinding Your Teeth

Do you ever find yourself waking up in the morning with a tight, sore jaw or headache or earache? Chances are you have bruxism. This common disorder causes you to clench or grind your teeth during the night or day and can lead to jaw problems and damaged teeth.  Most people clench instead of grind their teeth. More than 80% of the population is affected by some sort of TMD (temporomandibular disorder).

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What Causes Bad Breath or Halitosis?

What Causes Bad Breath or Halitosis?

There are various reasons one may have bad breath, but in healthy people the major reason is due to bacteria on the tongue. Some studies have shown that simply brushing the tongue reduces bad breath by 70%. Some causes of bad breath: Food Poor oral hygiene habits Periodontal (gum) disease Tobacco products Medications Dry mouth … Continue reading What Causes Bad Breath or Halitosis?