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Fighting Through The Dental Nightmare – A Child’s Perspective

June 14, 2012

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I trembled in the dentist’s chair, hands squeezing each other like a boa constrictor. They then filed in, telling me that I had to get a retainer, leaving me with the fear of pain and the horrible anticipation of sticking a metal plate in my mouth. Two came in, holding what appeared to be holding […]

Are You Grinding?

June 11, 2012

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We have been experiencing an increase in the number of patients with bruxism. Bruxism is the periodic grinding of teeth, generally in a clenched side to side motion. Though predominantly seen in athletes and high stress individuals, this condition has no age pre-delineation. I have seen children grind as early as three years of age, […]