Bruxism or ‘Grinding’ is Subtle But Causes Much Damage to Teeth

Bruxism or ‘Grinding’ is Subtle But Causes Much Damage to Teeth

Most people probably grind and clench their teeth from time to time. Occasional teeth grinding, medically called bruxism, does not usually cause harm, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth can be damaged and other oral health complications can arise. Why Do People Grind Their Teeth? Although teeth grinding can be caused by stress and anxiety, it often occurs during sleep and is

Fillings for baby teeth

Fillings for baby teeth

Maybe you have just found out that your child has one or more cavities in their baby teeth? It is normal for parents to have concerns and questions.  In this blog, we hope to give some answers and reassurance about fillings for baby teeth. Children can develop tooth decay soon after their baby teeth come through.

Is Dental Decay Contagious?

Is Dental Decay Contagious?

Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease, despite also being preventable. Is dental decay a contagious disease?  Is it possible to catch it from someone else? In a previous post we discussed what causes dental cavities. To summarise, bacteria (germs) in our mouths convert sugar in food and drink that we consume