• July 16 By H. Willams Dental Practice

    Tips for good oral hygiene

    Brush and floss your teeth. We will show you the best methods of brushing and flossing. These will remove the bacterial ‘plaque’ which forms constantly on your teeth and gums. When you eat or drink something sugary, the plaque turns the sugar into acid, which will cause tooth decay. Avoid snacking between meals. The frequency of acidic…

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  • July 16 By H. Willams Dental Practice

    TMJ (TemporoMandibular Joint disorder)

    What is TMJ? TMJ affects the jaw joint and chewing muscles. Symptoms include jaw pain, ear ache, migraine and difficulty chewing. It is caused by strain on the jaw joint, for example from excessive nail biting, gum chewing, or misalignment of your teeth due to dental problems. How will a Somnowell appliance help? The Somnowell appliance is an…

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  • July 16 By H. Willams Dental Practice

    Grinding your teeth (bruxism)

    What is bruxism? Bruxism is the clinical term for teeth grinding. It is a habit related to chewing, but controlled by your subconscious processes while you are asleep. It is a common sleeping disorder. Grinding teeth during your sleep can reduce the amount of rejuvenating deep (REM) sleep you get. You may develop headaches and…

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