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).
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?
When it comes to kids and sports, whether contact or non-contact, protective gear is expected. For football, boys wear pads and a helmet. For biking, a helmet and maybe knee pads are in order. Hockey players wear shin, shoulder and elbow pads and gloves. Shin guards protect legs in soccer. Volleyball players wear knee pads. … Continue reading Sports & Protecting Your Teeth with Mouth Guards