Category: dental care

Why Do Dentists Not Put Sealants on Adults?

A sealant seems like a reasonable solution to protect teeth from cavities. This treatment protects the teeth from decay and keeps them looking good. But most dentists don’t recommend them for adults. So why don’t dentists put sealants on adults? Sealants are most effective at preventing cavities in children’s teeth because their tooth enamel is still developing. In contrast, adult teeth are worn down, and the nooks and crannies are less prominent. As a result, […]

Do I Need a Night Guard for Teeth Grinding?

Teeth grinding at night, also known as nocturnal bruxism, is an unconscious and involuntary grinding of teeth. Causes of teeth grinding may include stress, anxiety, sleep apnea, bite issues, and having a vitamin deficiency. Research has shown that the prevalence of teeth grinding has recently increased due to stress from COVID-19. The symptoms of teeth grinding include facial pain, headaches, stiffness in the jaw joint, worn-down teeth, and disrupted sleep. Treating nocturnal bruxism is important […]