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Can Teeth Move Over Time as They Wear?

September 28, 2020

Can teeth get longer or move over time as tooth wear occurs? This is a very good question because so many people grind their teeth or have extensive wear.  If the teeth wear down and then nothing else happened, there would be gaps between the teeth and the teeth would no longer fit together!  Can the teeth move as you grind them down – the […]

What is the White Line on my Cheek?

September 4, 2020

What is the White Line on my Cheek? It is a good idea to complete a thorough examination of your mouth at least once a month with good lighting.  Get to know what it looks like below your tongue, at the very back and sides of your tongue, inside of your cheeks, under your lips, and at the back of your throat.  In this way […]

Should Dentists Care About Your Marijuana Use?

October 24, 2017

Should Dentists Care About Your Marijuana Use? Drugs and dentistry, specifically marijuana use and dentistry is a topic seen more often in the literature.  Marijuana use has a connection with your oral health.  So, yes, your dentist should care about your Marijuana use! This blogs reviews current findings and explains some of the dental associations related to Marijuana use and concerns your dentist may have. […]

Is Chewing Ice Really Bad For Teeth?

June 30, 2016

Filed under: Habits and Teeth,Habits and Your Teeth — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 4:35 pm

Is Chewing Ice Really Bad For Teeth? Chewing ice is not good for anyone’s teeth, but it can be especially bad for teeth that are already weakened with fillings.  Think of your teeth as fine pieces of crystal.  When you have a filling done, a hole is cut into the crystal which weakens the overall structure.  Your mouth where these fine crystals live is a […]