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. You may not be aware that you grind your teeth while you are asleep. The grinding sounds and […]Read More
When should your child be seen for orthodontics?
Parents often ask this question. This is determined by the patients dental age rather than chronological age. Braces are generally linked with teenager yet this isn’t always true. Treatments can begin as early as seven years of age. A right time to have an orthodontist assess your child is after the front permanent teeth have […]Read More
Why a custom fitted mouthguard is essential for sport
Each year dentists around the country meet too many children with trauma to their teeth and mouth because of a sporting injury. Several of these injuries could have been avoided if the child was wearing a customized mouthguard. Mouthguards are worn by professional athletes and the sooner children start wearing them and consider them as […]Read More