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Your Tongue is Important

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Remember your tongue while brushing your teeth.

 

Your tongue is an important part of your mouth and you should include brushing it during your daily hygiene routine.

The bacteria that collects on your tongue can contribute to decay and gum disease.  An unclean tongue can also cause bad breath and affect your sense of taste.

 

 

If you don’t like brushing your tongue

You could try using a tongue scraper.

Just remember to be gentle with whatever form of cleaning your tongue you choose. You don’t want to hurt it.

 

Did you know?

-People with tongue rings are more at risk for infections because the mouth is filled with bacteria AND it can chip teeth.

-Nearly half of the bacteria in your mouth are found on your tongue.

 

Cleaning your tongue will greatly improve your oral health.

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Grinding and Clenching Your Teeth

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Do you often wake up with a headache or jaw pain?

If so, you may unknowingly be grinding or clenching your teeth.

Most people who grind and clench, do so while they are sleeping and have no control over it. Grinding and clenching, known as Bruxism, can loosen or wear down teeth and could lead to a possible crown, root canal or implant.

 

What Causes Bruxism?
There are many factors that could lead to Bruxism. According to the American Dental Association “Stressful situations, problems sleeping, an abnormal bite and crooked or missing teeth” can contribute to this problem.

 

Good News
Nightguards can help relieve some of the pressure and pain. When you see Dr Sheng for your routine dental checkups, he can detect if a nightguard is needed. To schedule your next dental visit please click here.

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