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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
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
Bruxism Is Common Bruxism is teeth grinding that leads to dental problems. It’s been estimated that 30 to 40 million Americans suffer from the condition. But you couldn’t possibly be one of them, right? If you were clenching your teeth, you’d know it, wouldn’t you? Don’t be so sure. One form of bruxism that dentistsread more
Athletes Derive Many Benefits The very best athletes among us can achieve fame and fortune. But you don’t have to be good enough at a sport to go pro, go to the Olympics or get an athletic scholarship to see you through college to have a better life thanks to your participation in athletics. Playingread more
Facts About Fluoride Here at Comfort Care Family Dental, we’ve found that many of our patients know that fluoride is good for their teeth. But they may not know more than that. Unless they’re dentists or chemists, they don’t really have to know. The fluoride doesn’t care. It will strength their teeth either way. Still,read more
Help Your Toothbrush Do Its Job From childhood, we’re taught to brush regularly using the proper technique. Our elders assure us that if we do, we’ll have nice white teeth and avoid cavities, gum disease, and other oral problems. But there’s a catch to that. Your toothbrush can’t help you practice effective oral hygiene ifread more
Preventing Dental Problems Before They Start At Comfort Care Family Dental, we encourage all our Naperville patients to come in for regular cleanings and checkups. We also understand you’d much prefer it if those were only times you needed to come in and see us. In other words, you hope you never have any actualread more
Why an Electric Toothbrush? You might balk at the cost of an electric toothbrush when the old-fashioned kind is so inexpensive. But there’s little doubt that an electric toothbrush will do a better job of safeguarding your oral health. They’re better at removing plaque that causes gum disease, and if they have a built-in timerread more