In-depth

Bruxism/teeth grinding

Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding or clenching, especially during sleep or times of stress. Left untreated, it can damage your teeth.

Cavities/tooth decay

Take cavities and tooth decay seriously. Brushing, sealants and avoiding certain foods are important ways to prevent cavities, toothache pain and tooth loss.

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that causes inflammation and bleeding. Untreated, it can lead to periodontitis, a far more serious condition.

Trench mouth

Although trench mouth is much less common than in years past, some people still get this painful gum infection. Brushing and flossing are keys to prevention.

Feb. 18, 2012