At Carmi Family Dental we are pleased to provide a wide range of dental care services and dental treatments. Our services include: children's, cosmetic, family, general, implant, orthodontic, preventive, restorative and sedation dentistry. We are happy to serve patients from Carmi , Fairfield, Harrisburg, Eldorado, McLeansboro, Albion, Mt Carmel and Mt Vernon in Illinois, as well as Mt Vernon and Evansville Indiana.
The habit: This nervous habit can chip teeth and impact your jaw. “Placing your jaw for long periods of time in a protruding position can place pressure on it, which is associated with jaw dysfunction,” says Dr. Ruchi Sahota. The solution: Bitter-tasting nail polishes, stress reduction and setting small, realistic goals can help. If certain situations are triggers, hold something to keep your fingers busy. To read the entire article please visit MouthHealthy.org
The habit: Brushing for two minutes twice a day is one of the best habits you can get into. Just make sure you’re not trying too hard. “Brushing with a hard toothbrush, or brushing too hard, can damage teeth and irritate gums,” says Dr. Matthew Messina. The solution: Use a soft toothbrush with the ADA Seal of Acceptance at the proper pressure. “Don’t think ‘scrub.’ Think ‘massage,’” he says. “Save the hard toothbrush for cleaning the grout in the bathroom tile.” To read the entire article please visitMouthHealthy.org