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Common Causes for Dental Misalignment When You Wake Up
Posted on 6/15/2019 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
When you wake up in the morning, do you ever feel like your teeth aren't aligned quite right? It is possible that you may wake up with misaligned teeth if you're under a lot of stress. Fortunately, this misalignment usually isn't permanent, and in most cases, your alignment will return to normal after a few minutes. But what causes this issue, and can it be permanent? Bruxism If you grind your teeth at night, your jaw may end up out of alignment. That's because you've been unconsciously moving it around all night, grinding and clenching the muscles. This wears down your teeth, affects the joints and bones in the jaw, and makes your muscles sore. In fact, you may wake up with a very sore face and a misaligned bite. Usually, bruxism is due to stress, so you may need to examine your life and identify the stressors that are behind this issue. TMJ Problems Bruxism can cause TMJ disorders, but there are other things that can lead to problems with the joints...

What Happens When Your Gums Dry Out?
Posted on 5/30/2019 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
Dried out gums is another way of saying dry mouth or cotton mouth. There are numerous reasons that your gums can dry out. Certain prescription medications cause dry mouth, as can breathing through your mouth, sinus problems, infections and a myriad of other reasons. Sometimes having dry mouth is just a one-time thing, in which case you needn't worry. But if your mouth gets dry repeatedly you must find the underlying cause and take steps to counteract it. It is very Important to your oral health for the saliva to continue to flow. Saliva is your body's natural mouthwash and protects and cleans your teeth in between your brushings and flossing. How Do You Treat Dry Gums? Treating dry gums is a matter of determining the cause and coming up with a defense. First, we have to find out why your saliva has stopped being produced in sufficient amounts to take care of your oral health properly. Once we find out what is causing your dry gums, we can develop a treatment plan that is...

Why Do We Always Keep Your Oral Tissues Dry When Working on Them?
Posted on 5/20/2019 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
Our dental offices use a variety of tools to help with your oral health. It is easy to figure out what some of them are and why we use the. The drill and the tools to inspect your mouth are a few of those types of tools. There are other tools that you may not know as uh about. The thing that we put in your mouth that makes a sucking sound is one of the tools people don't always understand. Suction Does Many Things There is not one reason why we want to keep the moisture out of your mouth when we are working on them. The first has to do with anesthesia. Anesthesia leaves a bitter taste in the mouth and the suction can help remove it. As we work to clean and polish your teeth or do any other work, debris fills the oral cavity. When we suction the saliva, we also remove the debris. Removing the debris and the saliva helps keep the field clearer and helps us see what is happening in your mouth as we work. One of the keys to any successful dental procedure is making sure the...
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