Teeth Grinding: Causes and Treatments

by Hyo Lim

“…there will the weeping and grinding of teeth be.” (Matt. 25:30, Byington)

teeth grindingA sign of the last days for many—and an epidemic of broken and worn teeth for dentists. Bible prophecy aside, there is a real dental health issue with people grinding their teeth. Young and old, male and female, abnormal wearing of teeth can present a variety of tooth and jaw problems. But what causes someone to grind their teeth and what damage can this activity create in the mouth?

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Struggling with ‘Cotton Mouth’?

by Hyo Lim

cotton mouth girlDry mouth is a common problem that people face from time to time. For some people, however, dry mouth—also known as xerostomia—is a more persistent and serious condition. Patients often complain of “cotton mouth” and/or thick, sticky saliva. But what leads to this condition?
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Avoiding and Treating Gum Disease

by Hyo Lim

Gum disease—one of the most common oral diseases in the world—is caused by the infection of the gum tissues by bacteria and other pathogens. Even in this country, with the ready access to dental care and oral hygiene products, gum disease affects a majority of the population. The reason for this situation is that in the beginning stages there may be no noticeable symptoms. However, periodontal disease—the medical term for gum disease—left unchecked and untreated, can lead to pain, impaired oral function and possible problems in other parts of the body. A brief discussion of this common disease and the current treatment options may help reduce the fairly high risk.
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