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Teeth Grinding Could be Causing Your Teeth to be Loose

There are a lot of reasons (including a blow to the mouth) why one of your permanent teeth might become loose. The most common: advanced periodontal (gum) disease that has weakened the gum attachment to the tooth. There’s also another, less common reason: you have a grinding habit that’s producing higher than normal biting forces. […]

Get a Handle on Stress-Related Tooth Grinding to Stop Tooth Damage

Modern life can be demanding. The body helps us rise to the occasion through responses we collectively call stress. But while stress can be a good thing, it can also overwhelm us and manifest in some harmful way: bouts of back pain, stomach ulcers or even acne. It could also trigger tooth grinding, often occurring […]