If you find it difficult to open your jaw, experience clicking and popping or misaligned teeth, you might have TMJ disorder. But what is it?
At Number 18 Dental, we see a fair few patients who are convinced they have something wrong with their teeth when in actual fact they’re experiencing pain associated with their temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ works like a hinge, which connects your jawbone to your skull. If you experience difficulty […]
When you’re feeling run down the last thing you need is problems with your teeth. But here’s how stress affects your mouth.
Wednesday 1st November is Stress Awareness Day and we thought we’d take a closer look at how stress affects your mouth. We all feel stressed from time to time – it’s a natural flight or fight reaction that is supposed to be reserved for life-threatening situations. However, in our modern […]
Could your teen be experiencing one of these four common dental problems?
The summer holidays means more time to spend together as a family. And that means you might become more aware of your child’s dental habits and problems. We look at 4 common teen dental problems to be aware of and why summer is the best time to treat them… Teeth […]
Teeth grinding can cause serious problems for your teeth and may be a sign of other health issues. Speak to your dentist before it grinds you down!
Teeth grinding (or bruxism) affects around 6 million people in the UK. While episodes may come and go for many of us, persistent grinding can lead to discomfort, tension and further health problems. What is teeth grinding? In 80% of cases, teeth grinding occurs during sleep and you or your […]