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Don't Be Late!
Have you had your teeth checked lately? Make sure you schedule your recall appointments if needed. That is the best way to prevent more extensive and costly dental treatment. Please make sure we have your current home and or cell phone numbers and email address.
Kids Sonicare $29 Originally $45
Sonicare Diamond Clean $140 Originally $170
Also, Philips is offering a $50 mail in rebate for all in office ZOOM whitening procedures! ($425-$50=$375)
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Just a reminder Dr. Bedi, our orthodontist, is here on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you know anyone in need of orthodontic services please send them our way. For any patient that you refer who commits to treatment, we will say thanks to you with a $50 gas card!!
Teeth Grinding & Health Concerns?
Do you clench or grind your teeth? Research shows that about 70% of adults grind or clench their teeth at some point during the night. Occasionally it is done during the day as well, but the more harmful effects will be done at night when your protective reflexes are turned off.
intermittent sensitive teeth (especially to cold/sweets)
sore area of mouth (unable to localize which tooth is painful)
sore jaw, clicking/popping
headaches,neck pain and or earaches
Some patients are unaware of grinding or clenching, but we can also see signs during your dental visit.
chipped, uneven tooth surfaces
abfractions or enamel chipping on sides of teeth near gum-line
recession or shrinking of the gum tissue
Why do you grind?
People grind their teeth for many reasons, and often the cause is unknown. Some possible causes are
improper occlusion or bite (teeth don't fit together properly). Your body is trying to find a better bite and grinds down to try to achieve it.
stress. We definitely notice grinding patterns worsen during times of physical and emotional stress.
caffeine. Your body could be trying to work off that extra energy while sleeping.
One major reason...sleep disorders.
Sleep apnea New research is contributing many of the cases of teeth grinding to sleep apnea. Typically due to a small airway. You may be experiencing times when you actually stop breathing without even realizing it. Your body is actually trying to find an airway. If you think this is a possibility we strongly recommend seeing your doctor for a sleep study. This condition can be very dangerous. Research has shown that one out of every four people with sleep apnea also grind their teeth.
Gerd Another sleep related disease-gastrointestinal esophageal reflux disease. This is when contents of the stomach can spill up into the throat. This can burn the upper airway and aspirate into the lungs. This goes hand-in-hand with sleep apnea and teeth grinding.
If you notice any of these symptoms, if we see any signs, if you are told by your loved ones that they can hear you grinding, or snoring we strongly recommend seeing your physician! People with sleep apnea are prone to high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and liver problems. Minimally treatment can help you and your partner feel more rested throughout the day! Usual treatment to correct apnea is sleeping with a CPAP or mask with forced air.