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How to avoid a grinding teeth?

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A dentist can fit you with a mouth guard to protect your teeth from grinding during sleep.

If stress is causing you to grind your teeth, ask your doctor or dentist about options to reduce your stress. Attending stress counseling, starting an exercise program, seeing a physical therapist, or obtaining a prescription for muscle relaxants are among some of the options that may be offered.

If a sleeping disorder is causing the grinding, treating it may reduce or eliminate the grinding habit.

Other tips to help you stop teeth grinding include:

-Avoid or cut back on foods and drinks that contain caffeine, such as colas, chocolate, and coffee.
-Avoid alcohol. Grinding tends to intensify after alcohol consumption.
– Do not chew on pencils or pens or anything that is not food. Avoid chewing gum as it allows your jaw muscles to get more used to clenching and makes you more likely to grind your teeth.
– Train yourself not to clench or grind your teeth. If you notice that you clench or grind during the day, position the tip of your tongue between your teeth. This practice trains your jaw muscles to relax.

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Emergency Dentistry

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Whether the result of an accident or biting on a hard piece of food, mouth injuries can cause teeth to become cracked, broken or dislodged. Dr. Manos provides each patient with his personal cell in case of such emergencies after office hours. It is important to seek treatment immediately to potentially avoid future complications.

Dental Fillings and Dentures

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Dental Fillings

A filling restores a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps to prevent further decay.

Dentures

Dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth, improving appearance and health.

Routine Exams and Dental Hygiene

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Routine Exams

Regular dental exams are an important part of preventative health care. During exams, the dentist and hygienist check teeth for cavities and gum disease and then present any treatment options if needed. 

Dental Hygiene

Teeth cleanings are essential for total body health. In addition to preventing tooth decay, studies have shown that cleanings can also prevent diseases such as heart disease, dementia and complications with diabetes.