Tag Archives: Dental health

Why do I grind my teeth and clench my jaw? And what can I do about it?

Shutterstock Alexander Holden, University of Sydney Dentists have reported a rise in teeth clenching and grinding since the pandemic began. The symptoms of teeth clenching and/or grinding (also known as bruxing or parafunction) can include pain in teeth and gums, as well as jaw joints and muscles. The pain it causes can be debilitating and significantly affect your daily life. …

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England and Wales are adding fluoride to water – but what effect will it have?

Fluoride is a mineral that can occur naturally in water. sonsart/ Shutterstock Damien Walmsley, University of Birmingham and Alexander John Morris, University of Birmingham The UK government recently indicated that fluoride would be added to water in England and Wales to cut tooth decay. A bill is proceeding through parliament to support this. And the chief medical officers of all …

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