Last updated 6 days ago
Tooth decay occurs when the bacteria in your mouth produce acids that eat away at the enamel of your teeth. A toothache is a sign that the pulp of your tooth may be infected and should be examined by a dentist. Other symptoms of tooth decay include visible black, brown, or gray spots on the teeth, a previous filling that feels loose, and persistent bad breath. The affected tooth may also feel sensitive when you brush, chew, or eat foods that are hot, chilled, sweet, or acidic. If left untreated, tooth decay can progress to a more severe infection that causes an abscess to form at the base of your tooth. Signs of advanced decay include fever, swollen glands or a swollen jaw, and pain that is deep and throbbing. Never ignore a toothache—visit your dentist at the first sign of trouble.
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Last updated 13 days ago
Bruxism is a condition that causes you to clench or grind your teeth as you sleep. Over time, these actions negatively affect your dental health, damaging your teeth and causing a variety of symptoms. Visit your dentist if you experience symptoms of tooth grinding to discuss your treatment options and protect your dental health.
Worn or Sensitive Teeth
Clenching and grinding your teeth night after night causes damage to the enamel of your teeth. Although teeth are designed to withstand the pressures of chewing, the forces exerted on your teeth by bruxism are many times greater. Over time, you may notice that one or more of your teeth is sensitive to pressure, heat, cold, and foods that are sweet or acidic. You may also notice changes in the appearance of your teeth: they may develop chips at the bottom or along the gum line. Bruxism also causes wear that shortens the teeth and flattens their shape.
Jaw or Head Pain
Other indications of bruxism include pain in your jaw, face, or head. Chronic facial pain, recurring tension-type headaches, and soreness in your jaw are all indications that bruxism could be affecting your dental health. You may have trouble opening or closing your mouth and your jaw muscles may feel tired upon waking. Some people with bruxism also experience earaches related to jaw muscle contractions.
Other Dental Indications
In addition to changes in your teeth, there are other dental indications of nighttime bruxism. You may develop sores or sore spots on the insides of your cheeks from biting during the night. When you wake, there may be visible indentations on your tongue from your teeth. If bruxism goes without treatment for some time, your teeth can become unstable or loose.
At Kennett Dental, we are dedicated to providing you with quality dental care in Kennett Square. Our dentists provide a wide range of services ranging from specialized bruxism treatments to restorative dentistry including veneers and dental implants. Contact us today by calling (484) 734-1085 or clicking on our web contact form.
Last updated 20 days ago
Bruxism, or tooth grinding, often occurs when you are asleep and unaware. The forces produced during tooth grinding are many times that of normal chewing and can have lasting effects on your dental health.
Bruxism can cause damage to the teeth. This is often seen as flattened or worn teeth. Teeth may become chipped at the bottom or at the gum line. In some cases, your teeth may become loose. You can also damage the joints of your jaw, resulting in facial pain. You can learn more about the symptoms and treatments for bruxism by watching this video.
At Kennett Dental, we are here to restore and enhance the beauty and health of your smile. You can schedule an appointment with one of our dentists by calling (484) 734-1085 today. We invite you to click on our website to learn more about general and cosmetic dentistry in Kennett Square.
Last updated 27 days ago
In past years, dentures were the only option to restore your smile. Today, dental implants have become the gold standard in tooth replacement technology. They offer many aesthetic, comfort, and health benefits over traditional dentures.
Preservation of Healthy Bone
The loss of the teeth from the jaw causes degradation in the density of the bone. While dentures replace the visible parts of the teeth, they do not replace the tooth roots and cannot slow this process of bone loss. Dental implants, however, replace both the crown and the root of your tooth. This means that healthy jaw bone is preserved, preventing changes in the function or appearance of your jaw.
Comfortable and Functional
Dental implants not only look exactly like real teeth, they also function like them. Implants are comfortable and mimic the function of your real tooth extremely well. You will not need to worry about slipping, sores, discomfort, or clicking when you speak, smile, or eat. Dental implants do not need to be removed, and caring for them is identical to caring for your natural teeth. No extra steps or considerations are needed to maintain your beautiful smile.
Regardless of the quality of your dentures or how diligently you care for them, they will eventually need to be replaced. The average lifetime of a pair of dentures is ten years, after which a new pair must be purchased. By contrast, the lifetime of a dental implant is 40+ years. In fact, the very first dental implant recipient still has his original implants today! You will never need to worry about replacing your implants; instead, you can enjoy a lifetime of beautiful smiles.
You can learn more about the many benefits of choosing dental implants from your dentist at Kennett Dental. Call us today at (484) 734-1085 to find out how we can provide you with a healthy, dazzling, and long-lasting smile. For more information about general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry in Kennett Square, please click through our website.
Last updated 1 month ago
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