Category: Preventative Care

Steps To Prevent Cavities or Worse

Steps To Prevent Cavities or Worse Steps To Prevent Cavities or Worse Often times there is not a fundamental understanding how cavities are formed and how they can be prevented. So I want to take a moment and quickly discuss how a cavity is formed. It all starts with a substance we call plaque. Plaque is a sticky, invisible film that builds up on your teeth, between your teeth, on your gums, and under your gums. Plaque can be removed by brushing your teeth and flossing and by your Citrus Heights family dentist when you visit every 6 months. If the plaque is left alone, it will combine with bacteria from the food you eat and beverages you drink and form an acid that eats away at your teeth. Eventually, this acid can destroy enough of the tooth to create the dreaded cavity! Again the easiest way to prevent this is by brushing your teeth and flossing and by having your Sunrise Family Dentistry dentist clean your teeth every 6 months. This makes sure that both the plaque and the food buildup are removed regularly so that evil acid can't form. If you do however get a dental cavity and don't get it treated it can lead to an abscessed tooth. For the average person, if you have an abscess, or infected, tooth, you will get in contact with your local Sunrise Family Dentistry dentist immediately.

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Three Common Teeth Grinding Causes

Three Common Teeth Grinding Causes Mouth Guards for Teeth Grinders Why is it important to know about the causes of teeth grinding? This is an all encompassing matter and a lot of people have it without even recognizing it. As you age, you often times have additional dental issues, and teeth grinding can be an instigator of this. Once you notice you are doing this, it's effortless to come across an approach for stopping it. To make this simpler, we will now go over some typical teeth grinding instigators.  Stress and anxiety are one the most common causes for teeth grinding. Everybody deals with stress differently but when you are tense emotionally, your body is usually tense as well and lots of times this tension is "stored" in the jaw. Lots of times, people aren't even aware that they are grinding their teeth. Sadly, stress can cause teeth grinding while people sleep and that is a much harder habit to stop.

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