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Gum Disease: Stages and Treatment

Smile On Dental Salon and Sleep Apnea Center Blog, Teeth & Gum Care

Gum disease is a progressive condition caused by plaque buildup along the gum line. This buildup leads to inflammation and infection. Almost half of adults over 30 show signs of gum disease, with nearly 10% suffering from severe gum disease. Fortunately, gum disease can be treated and reversed in the early stages. Stages of Gum Disease There are several stages …

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4 Dangerous Side Effects of Teeth Grinding on Your Oral Health

Smile On Dental Salon and Sleep Apnea Center Blog, Bruxism

Teeth grinding (bruxism) is a semi-voluntary function that affects up to 8% of the adult population in the United States. Excessive grinding can cause headaches, aching muscles in the jaw and face, and worn and hypersensitive teeth. If left untreated, it can cause tooth breakage and loss. Explore who is at risk of teeth grinding and the causes, and how …