bruxism Tag

Hole in my Mouthguard

There’s a Hole in the Mouthguard

There are many good projects for do-it-yourselfers: changing your motor oil, painting your house, and making a shelf all come to mind. What about fixing holes in your mouthguard or nightguard? Sorry to say, those are not fixit projects. If you have a nightguard or...

Patients who need dental implants can be helped to get them with bone grafting.

Is it Okay to Wear a Nightguard with a Hole in It?

Custom nightguards are prescribed by our Sacramento dentists when a patient shows signs of dental bruxism, the medical term for teeth grinding. Many people grind their teeth at night, due to different potential causes. Whether chronic or related to a specific circumstance, a nightguard prevents...

Mandibular torus is just one example of dental words used by our Sacramento dentists.

Grit Your Teeth?

Many people grind, clench or “grit” their teeth when they are under stress. For most, this is a usually unconscious way to deal with anxiety. Many people don’t recognize the behavior, because they do it in their sleep. Just as with snoring, denial of teeth...

When you lose a tooth, your Sacramento dentist can help put it back.

Do This to Lose Teeth

Losing a tooth isn’t good news, but losing multiple teeth is even worse. Lost teeth affect our ability to chew, speak, and smile. Dental implants are state-of-the-art replacements for missing teeth, but nothing works as well as the originals! Eight Bad Habits for Teeth If you can...

There are bad dental habits you don't want in your workplace.

Six Work Habits That Wreck Your Mouth

The Sacramento Dentistry Group dentists and hygienists spend almost all day thinking about teeth and oral health. But when you’re at the office, there are undoubtedly other things to think about. Forget about your teeth too much, though, and they'll remind you that they're important...

A dental history form is an essential part of getting to know new clients of the Sacramento Dentistry Group.

Common Dental Concerns

Caring for Our Sacramento Patients Our clients want to look and feel their best, especially when it comes to their appearance. Working professionals who visit us at our convenient downtown Sacramento clinic also come to see our dentists because they know they receive the best care with...

A mouthguard protects your teeth and tissues and is highly recommended for certain activities and conditions by the Sacramento Dentistry Group.

Protect Your Smile With a Mouthguard

Mouthguards are practical tools that are not just for athletes. While we most commonly think of mouthguards in contact sports like football and boxing, specialized mouthguards also assist to reduce the pain and discomfort commonly associated with TMJ syndrome and teeth grinding. If you suffer...

Your goals for 2016 should include breaking bad dental habits.

Break These Bad Dental Habits

A new year is upon us and the Sacramento Dentistry Group wants you to have the best dental health year ever! With that in mind, here are a few tips for breaking some bad dental habits to keep your mouth as healthy as possible.Stop nail...

Closing your nose with a clothespin is not the solution to bruxism or sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea, Bruxism and Arch Width

Three Problems Are Sometimes One Both bruxism and sleep apnea have multiple potential causes and risk factors. One of these that many dentists are noticing is the connection between narrow arch width, especially in the upper jaw, and the presence of sleep apnea and bruxism in...

Teeth grinding is dangerous to your enamel!

The Dangers of Sleep Bruxism

Bite force when asleep is fifty to two hundred percent more than when awake.” — J.J. Wyscarver, registered sleep technologistDuring a regular dental exam, one of our Sacramento dentists may ask if you grind your teeth at night. This usually means that your dentist sees...