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Dental Problems

Our Endodontist, Dr. Orapin Horst’s Article on Oralfacial Pain on the cover of JADA

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Dental Problems, News |

Our very own Endodontist,  Dr. Orapin Horst along with her research colleagues published their research findings on facial pain in the 2015 October edition of the prestigious JADA magazine, (JADA 146(10) October 2015). The study found that, orofacial pain affects a 1/4 of the US population, at a staggering cost of $32 billion per year! One in 6 patients experience orofacial pain in their lifetime. In this study about 16% complained of orofacial pain ( about 9% due to teeth reasons, 6.6% due to...

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Malaligned teeth and periodontal disease

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in Dental Problems, Family Dental, News, San Mateo Pediatric Dentistry |

Maloccclusion affects 70% of American.  If you have malocclusion, it may affect your periodontal health, because it is difficult to remove plaque when teeth are not aligned.  Periodontal disease can begin as gum redness or bleeding while brushing your teeth or using dental floss, and you may notice halitosis, or bad breath.  If not treated, gum inflammation can become worse, leading to soft tissue damage, receding gums, the formation of pockets between teeth and gums, bone loss, and eventually...

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Bruxism

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Dental Problems, Family Dental, News, San Mateo Pediatric Dentistry |

Do you wake up with dull headaches, vise-like pain, or stiff, sore jaw muscles? If so, you may have a condition called bruxism, a habit of grinding or clenching the teeth. Many people are unaware they even have the disorder because it often occurs while they are sleeping. However, dental professionals can usually detect the telltale signs of wear on your teeth. Stress, sleep disorders, an abnormal bite, or crooked or missing teeth may cause bruxism. Teeth grinding can cause teeth to become...

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