Do I Look Older from Clenching My Teeth?
Teeth clenching may look funny on sitcoms or streaming networks because characters usually clench their teeth in anger. They might...
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Why Go for Preventative Dentistry? If you break a tooth, a tooth, your jaw starts hurting, or you experience alarming swelling, you’re very likely to hurry to the dentist. For many people, though, preventative and diagnostic dental services are a harder sell. It costs both money and a little time to keep dental appointments, andread more
Where to Look for Emergency Dentistry It’s night, the weekend, or a holiday. Suddenly you fall and break a tooth, or for some mysterious reason, a tooth simply starts hurting fiercely. Your immediate impulse might be to seek the urgent dental care you need in the local hospital emergency room. That, after all, is whereread more
What Is Teeth Grinding? Chronic teeth grinding or clenching is a medical condition called bruxism. There are a variety of causes including stress, anxiety, sleep apnea, an abnormal bite, crooked teeth, or missing teeth. Whatever the cause, teeth grinding can cause teeth to fracture, become loose, or fall out. Or, teeth can wear down toread more
The Case For and Against Flossing You may have noticed that some health-related questions aren’t as settled as we might have hoped. Red wine is a case in point. You might remember hearing that one glass every day would do you a world of good. More recently, however, some experts have asserted that drinking anyread more
Bad Habits and Your Oral Health You’ve probably heard that if you want healthy teeth and healthy smiles, you should brush regularly and see your dentist twice a year (or more often and recommended.) All of that is certainly the case. It’s also true, however, or not true depending on what we’re talking about, thatread more
Quit Smoking: It’s Terrible for Your Health If there’s one thing medical science has researched exhaustively and is certain about, it’s that smoking poses considerable risks to your health. The American Cancer Society considers it the single greatest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the world. Many of us associate smoking first andread more
The Prevalence of Dry Mouth If your dentist refers to xerostomia, you may not know what he or she is referring to, but it’s all too likely you’re familiar with dry mouth. Many people have the condition at one point or another in their lives although estimates vary widely as to exactly how many. That’sread more
When You Need Full Tooth Replacement At Comfort Care Family Dental, we stress the importance of a good daily dental hygiene regimen, regular dental checkups, and treatment as indicated to all our Naperville patients, and there’s no doubt that sticking to this plan yields positive results for the vast majority of people. But it’s possibleread more
Dental bonding is one of many dental processes that aim at restoring the look, feel and durability of teeth; it is a procedure that uses a composite material that is applied to the teeth. This material is hardened with a special light and can then be shaped to looks like normal teeth. Dental bonding isread more
When you see your dentist, you know the basics of what goes on: a cleaning, cavity check, maybe some x-rays, and an evaluation of your overall dental health. But there is much more behind these visits and this is what makes them so important. And it is not just your teeth and gums but theread more