What is Bruxism and Can It Hurt My Teeth?

What is Bruxism

“Bruxism” is a technical term used to describe chronic teeth clenching or grinding. While it might seem like an unbecoming habit, bruxism is very harmful to your teeth, existing dental work, and even your TMJ. Teeth are Strong, but They’re Not Invincible Healthy tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the entire human body. Yet, when enamel wears against enamel (when the upper and lower teeth are consistently grinding together,) it can cause your teeth to wear down. Over the … [Read more...]

How Do I Know if I Have a Cavity?

Do I Know if I Have a Cavity?

At OF Dental Care, we find that many people fear they have a cavity when they really don’t…and have cavities when they think everything is fine! What to Look For Not all cavities cause pain, sensitivity, or discomfort. However, there are a few common symptoms that you need to be on the lookout for, such as: Sensitivity to “sweet” foods, such as juice, soda, sugars, or sweetened tea/coffee. Pain when you’re biting down on a specific tooth. Feeling a rough or sharp area with your … [Read more...]

Custom Arcadia Dentures and Partials

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Do you need to replace several (or all) of your teeth at one time? At OF Dental Care, our dentist offers convenient full and partial dentures that are made to meet your precise needs. What’s the Difference in a Full and Partial Denture? If you’re missing all of your teeth or need to have them pulled, a full denture replaces everything at one time. Sometimes dentures are called “plates,” and they cover the entire roof of your mouth due to the size of the prosthesis. They can also be made to … [Read more...]