Marvin A. Fier, DDS
White After Labor Day?


 
Good To The Bone
Ditch the Daily Grind

Stress -
everybody has some.

One of the common reactions to stress is grinding &clenching teeth which can create dental and health damage. The act of grinding and clenching is called
bruxism, and it is quite common.

It's estimated that over 45 million people
brux while they sleep, and many brux while they're awake. Unfortunately, you may not know that are grinding your teeth unless someone tells you or until teeth begin to show damage.

There are telltale signs of bruxism, including-
*    consistently waking up with a dull headache or earache
*    sore and/or swollen jaw muscles
*    biting edges of your front teeth are worn flat
*    fractured teeth or restorations

Depending on your situation, a simple night guard can prevent your teeth from sustaining more damage. Over-the-counter night guards are available at most drug stores, but the sizes and fit options are limited.

For the best results possible, we can create a custom-fitted comfortable night guard shaped exactly to your teeth. A night guard won't stop your
bruxing, but it can minimize the damage. Over-the-counter night guards are available at most drug stores, but the sizes and fit options are limited.


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PS- Ignoring a dental problem or postponing treatment only makes matters worse. Treatment will become more involved and end up costing more.  DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU !
Wear White After Labor Day? Of Course!
  
 
Especially when it comes to your smile. A beautiful bright smile can give you confidence and make you more apt to smile. Increase your 'face value' with teeth whitening.                          
 
Having a beautiful white smile doesn't happen on its own. So many factors, including healthy juices and berries, wines and some medications, can stain and darken your teeth. Some not-so-healthy factors such as smoking and using other tobacco products can also make teeth yellow and dingy. Unfortunately, those stains don't go away when you quit smoking or switch to apple juice. Once those stains creep in, you'll need a little help to get rid of them.      

There are plenty of over-the-counter whitening treatments that can help you brighten your teeth marginally but for serious and effective whitening, we recommend a custom designed tray whitening.       

A high-concentration whitening can be done in the office, but with properly fitted custom trays, the at-home method is more effective and longer lasting. Proper care and avoidance of foods and liquids that stain will keep your brightest smile longest. Still have questions about dental whitening? Call us today and we can discuss your options for a brighter smile.   
Good to the Bone


When thinking of bone loss, we generally think of osteoporosis. We think about hunched shoulders and broken hips but what about your teeth? Bone loss means weakening teeth and jaw bones which can result in tooth loss. Knowing the signs of bone loss and how to rebuild can help you stay strong for the long run.

Bone loss is an erosion of bone density over time. Some of the early signs of bone loss are:

Receding gums - As the jaw bone begins to recede, it takes your gum tissue with it. Decreased grip strength - Just like with your gum tissue, bone loss affects muscle strength making your grip weaker. Weak, brittle fingernails - If your nails become more easily broken with seemingly no external cause, this could be a sign of bone loss.

If you suspect that you haven't been taking care of your skeleton as well as you should, add some bone building measures to your diet and fitness routine. To safeguard those bones:

Schedule a bone density test - This simple test will assess your risk for osteoporosis. Weight-bearing exercise- Weight-bearing exercises like climbing stairs and walking can improve bone density. Eat better - Add calcium-rich foods to your diet like yogurt, leafy greens and sardines. Take your vitamins - Add bone-builders like magnesium and vitamin D to your supplement routine. See your dentist - Stay on your regular checkup schedule and don't hesitate to address concerns as soon as they occur.

Your teeth and bones will hopefully last a lifetime. Add a little common sense care to your daily routine to stay strong and fit.


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