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May 2017 Newsletter

Do you have occlusal disease?

Your brain is able to coordinate 32 teeth and dozens of muscles into a harmonious movement without telling you what it’s doing. This is a good thing. If you are grinding your teeth away, it’s not so good.


Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime, but occlusal disease such as tooth grinding and erosion can get in the way of that happening for you. The slow progression of occlusal disease often means that the signs of destruction are experienced as “normal.” It is only later when severe chipping and fractures happen that people start to take notice.

Fortunately your HBDS dentist, through extensive education and experience, is able to “look into the future” and recommend appropriate treatment to minimize the effects of occlusal diseases by dealing with them as early as possible.

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