Nutrition and Oral Health

Overview Eating a well-balanced diet helps your body get the nutrients needed for good overall health. If your diet is low in nutrients your body needs, your mouth will most likely have a difficult time resisting disease and infection. How Does Nutrition Affect Oral Health? A poor diet can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Foods high in starches, …

Do You Grind Your Teeth At Night?

Definition Bruxism is also known as grinding and/or clenching of your teeth. It’s a very common condition that affects approximately 30 million to 40 million children and adults in the U.S. Signs & Symptoms If you notice any of the following symptoms, you may be experiencing bruxism: Contractions of the jaw muscles A grinding sound at night Tight or painful …