Tooth damage causes. Discussion by Dr. Corpron, your family dentist in Circle C

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In part one of our blog series, we talked about a few things that may be unknowingly causing damage to your teeth. Wrapping things up in part two, here are a few more examples of ways you may be harming your teeth and how you can remedy them.

Grinding Your Teeth At Night

Many people may be unaware that they grind their teeth while they sleep, but this doesn’t make the act any less damaging or serious. If you wake up frequently with sore jaws, facial pain or headaches, it’s entirely possible that you grind your teeth as you sleep. While there are so many other negative effects that come along with grinding your teeth, the most obvious one has to do with the damage that you can do to your teeth. Even though you may not be aware of the fact that you’re doing it, doing so can cause your teeth a variety of problems. Grinding your teeth can cause you to wear down your teeth’s enamel, cause chipping and breaking, and increase your overall sensitivity. While none of these are ideal, protecting yourself from grinding your teeth at night can go a long way. Much like how wearing a mouthguard while playing sports can protect you from falling victim to an unexpected sports-related injury, wearing a mouth guard while you sleep can help prevent you from grinding your teeth at night. In the same way that doing so was a habit that you developed over time, you can eventually break the habit by wearing a mouthguard at night. Eventually, it’s entirely possible that you’ll no longer have to wear it, as your body and mouth can grow accustomed to not grinding your teeth, allowing you to sleep without a mouthguard.

Not Seeing Your Dentist Regularly

Having a regular and consistent dental routine is a great way to ensure that you are taking the best care of your teeth. We’ve talked at length about the benefits of regular brushing, flossing, rinsing, and having a diet that promotes good dental health. What some people fail to realize, however, is that having regular dental checkups is part of maintaining a good dental routine. Visiting a dentist on a regular basis helps you make sure that you’re keeping up with all of your dental needs, as well as helping draw attention to things that you may not be noticing. Visiting your dentist on a regular basis will help you see any early signs of things like tooth decay, gum disease, cavities, and other things that you may not be able to notice on your own. Failing to visit your dentist regularly can result in these minor issues becoming major problems. Getting your teeth cleaned twice a year will help you stay up to date on the current state of your oral health, as well as help you avoid encountering any issues that may come your way.

See An Austin Family Dentist

Those are just a few more examples of things that you may be doing that are causing your teeth damage. At Blue Sky Family Dentistry, we want nothing more than to provide the citizens of Austin with top quality family dental care services. We understand how busy family life can be, so we’ve designed a practice where parents and children can be seen under the same roof, on the same day. No more having to schedule multiple appointments at different offices; Blue Sky Family Dentistry is proud to serve children and adults of all ages. To learn more about our Austin dentist office and how we can best serve your family’s needs, contact Blue Sky Family Dentistry today.