Practicing Good Oral Hygiene at Home

Good habits and practices start at home — this is undeniably true when it comes to oral hygiene. Achieving impressive oral health takes more than just a simple everyday brushing of teeth. Even if your teeth look nice on the outside, you still have to take the necessary steps in taking good care of teeth as well as your gums to avoid oral health problems.

The effects of not having good oral hygiene and practice at home will reflect on the person’s physical appearance. Here are some of the most important oral care habits that you can practice at your own home:

Ways To Stop Clenching Your Teeth

Do you sometimes wake up in the morning and get a sore jaw or neck pain? Perhaps you didn’t sleep in a good position at night or, there is a possibility that you are clenching your teeth when you are sleeping. Teeth clenching or teeth grinding is a condition called bruxism. Bruxism occurs when you unconsciously clench your teeth when you’re awake or even when you are asleep. 

Bruxism may seem common and most people assume immediately that there is nothing more than minor discomfort. Well, it can be but grinding your teeth on a regular basis is not a good sign at all. People suffering from bruxism may be required to wear mouth guards as they have a higher risk of tooth cracking and bone loss around the root of the teeth. Bruxism can be caused by several things such as stress, medications, family history and age (they are usually common in young children).