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Do I Have Bruxism?
added on: March 25, 2019
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Bruxism is just a medical term for grinding or clenching your teeth, usually while you’re asleep. That’s what makes teeth grinding hazardous to your oral and overall health, because there’s a good chance you don’t even know you’re doing it! Our dental office in Charlottesville is here to help you… Read More…


“What’s My Dentist Mean When Talking About Occlusion?”
added on: July 7, 2017
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During your appointments at our Charlottesville dental office, you may have heard your dental team talk about “occlusion”, and you may have thought to yourself, “What are they talking about?” Basically, occlusion is just a dentist’s way of describing the way your top teeth come in contact with your bottom… Read More…


Are Lip & Cheek Biting Actually Bad for You?
added on: February 22, 2017
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You know the feeling. You’re happily chewing away on your lunch, talking with a coworker when all of a sudden, you hear a crunch. You feel the pain. You realize you’ve just bit your cheek (or lip, or tongue — doesn’t really matter, it all hurts!). This painful accident can… Read More…


Lockjaw vs. Jaw Lock: Are They The Same Thing?
added on: September 19, 2016

Lockjaw and jaw lock are two very similar terms that could mean two very different things. While both insinuate the jaw becoming stuck, or ‘locked,’ and both can have similar symptoms, only one is actually related to dentistry. At my Charlottesville dental office, we want to explain the difference between… Read More…


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