From the Dentist’s Mouth

(November 2017)

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With the end of the year and upcoming festivities approaching, there can be plenty of stress. Stress affects both our psychological and physical health, causing a wide array of symptoms. What many people don’t realise is that severe stress can affect our dental health too. While we can’t avoid all stressful situations completely, we can reduce some of the negative consequences.

Teeth grinding during sleep is not only annoying to our partners, it is dangerous to our health as well. Clenching and grinding is called bruxism and it leads to teeth and jaw damage.READ MORE

If this habit is not dealt with, teeth get worn down over time and become fractured. In the worst-case scenario, patients can develop TMD (temporomandibular or jaw joint disorder). Some ways to prevent TMD include physiotherapy, paying attention to your posture, avoiding chewing gum and the use of an occlusal splint to rest your jaws at night.

Something to Chew Over…

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An occlusal splint is custom made to fit your teeth and is used to take the pressure off the jaw joints and teeth.

At Camp Hill Dental, we have a technician on site who is able to make and adjust occlusal splints specifically for you.

A bit of dental humour…

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CAMP HILL DENTAL
5 STANLEY RD
CAMP HILL Q 4152
3843 1894
www.camphilldental.com.au