Good oral hygiene starts at home. We’ve been told that time and time again. Gum health and general oral health depend on how you take care of your teeth and gums on a day to day basis. What kind of oral health products you use, if you are flossing and using mouth wash; all of these factors play in to what kind of condition your teeth and gums are in. Your dentist can only do so much, you have to make sure that you are taking care of things properly when you get home and not just on the day that you have your dentist appointment. If you do not properly take care of your oral health, then you will likely end up suffering
The problem of bruxism, more commonly known as teeth grinding, is something that affects an estimated 40 million Americans. It’s a frustrating problem partly because there are so many causes, and partly because there are so many treatment options that it gets difficult to pick one that works (and doesn’t break the bank) — but mostly, teeth grinding is so frustrating because the majority of people who suffer from the problem don’t even realize that they have it. In most cases, patients begin experiencing serious health problems (like migraines, muscle aches, and a variety of issues concerning dental health), all of which seem to appear without any cause.
The enamel on your teeth is the hardest substance in your entire body. But it still needs proper care. Since enamel is so strong, any damage to it generally happens at an incredibly slow pace. This can make it hard to notice as it’s happening, and may be one of the reasons why over 90% of people ages 20-64 have at least one cavity in their permanent teeth. The truth is, Americans are more likely to adjust their oral hygiene habits than they are to adjust their eating habits. As such, the oral health industry is constantly coming up with ways to make oral care easier, from sturdier dental care products to more convenient flossing options. The importance of early dental awareness is also a driving factor, as many products are geared t