Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is exceptionally common. It often happens during sleep, as a rhythmic clenching and contraction of the jaw. It also happens during the day, especially when concentrating hard, lifting heavy objects, or even driving. You might be entirely unaware that you are grinding your teeth, or you might know but feel powerless.. read more →

TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disease, is a complex condition that can worsen over time. It is generally caused by misalignment of the teeth, and can gradually erode the joint capsule between the jawbone and the skull. TMJ can be tricky to diagnose, and some people suffer from pain for years before the condition is discovered… read more →

Wisdom tooth removal is incredibly common, with an estimated 10 million removed each year. Until recently, the popular school of thought claimed that these teeth were inherently prone to problems, and that it was better just to get them out of the way as soon as possible. Today, however, dentists are rethinking that philosophy. Whether.. read more →

Although a sports-type drink was invented decades earlier in the United Kingdom to provide energy for those who were ill, the first true sports drink was invented at the University of Florida in 1965 to address the unique physical challenges faced by top athletes—Gatorade, named for the team, the Gators. Specifically, the Gators’ coach noticed.. read more →

20 Feb 2016
February 20, 2016

How Dry Mouth Affects Your Oral Health

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As its name indicates, dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a condition that occurs when you do not generate as much saliva as normal. Dry mouth has many causes, from medical conditions to certain medications. It is surprisingly common, but should be treated as soon as possible. Symptoms of Dry Mouth If you have ever suddenly.. read more →