Nearly all of us know that brushing our teeth twice a day is essential for good oral health but did you also know that cleaning between them is vital too? Cleansing every day between our teeth seems to be a harder habit to get into but is just as important as brushing.
Bruxism is the medical term for the grinding of teeth and clenching of the jaw. It can take place when you are awake or asleep but the latter is the most common, impacting almost 80% of bruxers.
At the Puresmile Dental Group, including Summertown Dental, we advise all our patients to report seeing even a small amount of blood when brushing their teeth. Bleeding gums should never be ignored as it could be a sign of gum disease. Treating bleeding gums quickly can prevent serious damage to your teeth and gums later on.
We are all aware that smoking is bad for our health, causing a vast variety of medical conditions. Many of us do not realise the damage that smoking causes to our mouths: