Teeth Grinding

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Are We Unconsciously Damaging Our Teeth?

Could we be unconsciously damaging our teeth? If we are brushing our teeth twice daily, visiting the dentist regularly, surely our teeth must be fine? We wish that was the case! We might have a really good dental hygiene routine, but there are plenty of things we do unconsciously every single day that are seriously…

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Bruxism: What is it?

Have you noticed your teeth wearing down? Do you suffer from headaches, earaches and inflamed gums? You might be suffering from Bruxism. What does bruxism look like? Commonly known as grinding your teeth, bruxism is fairly common. It can have a huge impact on the look and health of your teeth. Around 10% of adults…

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Can plants help you stop grinding your teeth?

Why do you grind your teeth? Are you grinding your teeth when you are asleep? Tooth grinding, or bruxism as it is called, is really common. Stress and anxiety may be causing you to grind your teeth? An abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth can affect you. Your teeth grinding could be caused by a sleep disorder such…

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How do you look after your teeth in winter?

Just how do you look after your teeth in winter? The weather forecast doesn’t look too good. Snow is forecast for most of the UK over the coming weeks. Here are some helpful tips on how to protect your mouth. It’s getting colder! Ok, you have already looked out your coat, hat, scarf and gloves.…

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Do you suffer from sensitive teeth?

Sensitive teeth cause anything between a mild twinge to having severe discomfort that can last several hours. It is most common in people between the ages of 20 and 40. It can also affect people in their early teens and when they are over 70. Did you know that tooth sensitivity is more common in…

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Pregnancy and Oral Health

Guest Blog by Hayley Irons You’re pregnant, congratulations! This means there are plenty of changes happening with your body. Some that you’ll be expecting and others that you perhaps weren’t. For starters, pregnancy comes with an influx of hormones. This is something you will probably have already noticed. While most people believe these hormonal changes…

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What are Your Teeth Telling You?

Your teeth and your mouth can highlight a lot of underlying health issues. You may notice some abnormalities but what are they trying to tell you? What can your mouth tell you about any underlying health issues? We’re going to delve into some common symptoms of the teeth and mouth and explain their potential health…

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Beating Bruxism

Bruxism, is the medical term for grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw. Bruxism can be a genetic problem but it is most commonly triggered by stress.  The problem  is common, with some people not even realising that they’re doing it, but in recent years, the number of people grinding and clenching their teeth has…

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Stress Could Be Harming Your Teeth…

Stress can damage our teeth just as much as a bad diet or poor dental hygiene can. Stress can really affect our emotional and physical health. It can also wreak havoc on our teeth and gums. Today on the blog, we’re looking at what you can do to help ease the harsh effects of stress…

How Do Your Teeth Affect Your Sleep?

How Do Your Teeth Affect Your Sleep?

Sleep is crucial for the day to day functioning of our bodies. Too much caffeine from coffee or energy drinks, feeling too full after a big meal, or worrying too much can cause us to have a terrible night’s sleep. But did you know that your teeth may be the reason that you can’t fall…

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The Bad Dental Habits You Need To Break

The saying goes ‘old habits die hard’ and it’s true. Even when it comes to oral care! Today, we’re taking a look at some of the worst dental habits that can be hard to break. Do any of these apply to you? Brushing too hard. Believe it or not, there is such a thing as…

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Can Dentists Identify Health Problems?

When we think of going to the dentist, we automatically think of our teeth – check-ups, fillings, visiting the hygienist but did you know that your dentist is there to care for more than just your teeth? Your dentist is able to identify a number of health problems.   Can dentists identify eating disorders? People…

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Devices That Stop Snoring: What’s Right for You?

Snoring can be a nightmare, not only for the person who snores, but whoever shares their bed. We’re sure many an argument have been started over snoring in relationships. So, lets try and put a stop to it and discuss devices that stop snoring in its tracks. Treatments for snoring can be either surgical or…

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How Can Dentists Help with Sleep Apnea

Do you have trouble with snoring or sleeping? Do you wake up tired? It’s possible that you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. These pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes.…

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Why do Scuba Divers Need Regular Dental Visits?

We all need to visit the dentist regularly. However, it seems that scuba divers might need some special attention… A study, by the British Dental Journal, suggests that scuba divers commonly suffer from dental issues. More than 40 percent of a small group of divers surveyed online had “experienced dental problems during a dive.” A…

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Winter Tooth Pain: Does the Cold Affect Your Teeth?

Are your teeth feeling the chill? We wouldn’t be surprised if they were. With temperatures plummeting we’re expecting some people to be experiencing some winter tooth pain. At Defacto we’re asking ourselves, does the winter affect your teeth? Long story short, yes it does. If you already have sensitive teeth there’s a chance you may…

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The Teeth of Studying Teens Might be Suffering.

Teenagers who sleep less because of exams get more stressed. A study has found that less sleep can lead to academic, behavioural and health issues. Its exam season and teens are getting more worried, however, this can result in constant stress related sleep problems. Disturbed sleep patterns and everyday anxiety caused by the prospect of…

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Brits Are Hiding Their Teeth in Selfies

New survey shows that fans of selfies are more likely to hide their teeth than have an open mouth smile. Issues with their teeth are prompting fans of selfies in Britain to pose closed mouth instead of showing their teeth to the world. Discoloured teeth are the biggest reason behind 33% of those surveyed for hiding teeth…