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The habit: This nervous habit can chip teeth and impact your jaw. “Placing your jaw for long periods of time in a protruding position can place pressure on it, which is associated with jaw dysfunction,” says Dr. Ruchi Sahota. The solution: Bitter-tasting nail polishes, stress reduction and setting small, realistic goals can help. If certain situations are triggers, hold something to keep your fingers busy. To read the entire article please visit MouthHealthy.org
The habit: Brushing for two minutes twice a day is one of the best habits you can get into. Just make sure you’re not trying too hard. “Brushing with a hard toothbrush, or brushing too hard, can damage teeth and irritate gums,” says Dr. Matthew Messina. The solution: Use a soft toothbrush with the ADA Seal of Acceptance at the proper pressure. “Don’t think ‘scrub.’ Think ‘massage,’” he says. “Save the hard toothbrush for cleaning the grout in the bathroom tile.” To read the entire article please visit MouthHealthy.org
What other benefits might I receive from using Invisalign to correct my issues? When teeth are aligned properly, gums often “fit” better around them, leaving less room for periodontal issues like gingivitis and gum disease. Because the aligners are removable, regular dental hygiene (brushing and flossing) is easier, which helps avoid some of the marks that can develop on teeth while braces and wires are present. Additionally, it is easier to access some areas of certain teeth after correction has occurred. If you start out with a problematic bite, correcting it can make it easier to chew and speak and even prevent or improve TMJ problems. And finally, properly aligned teeth put less pressure on the bone in the jaw, which can reduce wear and tear over time. Raman Orthodontics Jim Raman, DMD 7321 St. Andrews Road Irmo, SC 29063 (803) 212-0996 RamanOrtho.com
The habit: “This can cause chipping or cracking of the teeth, as well as muscle tenderness or joint pain,” Dr. Messina says. “You might also feel like you can’t open your mouth wide or chew with pain.” The solution: “Relaxation exercises and staying aware makes a difference,” he says. A nighttime mouthguard can also help. “You’ll have less tooth damage, less pain and muscle soreness and better sleep.” To read the entire article please visit MouthHealthy.org Raman Orthodontics Jim Raman, DMD 7321 St. Andrews Road Irmo, SC 29063 (803) 212-0996 RamanOrtho.com
What kinds of problems does Invisalign treat? Almost anything that braces can improve, so can Invisalign. This includes small changes for crowding, spaces, or crooked teeth, or bigger changes to solve overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Raman Orthodontics Jim Raman, DMD 7321 St. Andrews Road Irmo, SC 29063 (803) 212-0996 RamanOrtho.com