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You have bruxism if you clench and grind your teeth a lot, even if you are unaware of it. You also are not alone. Bruxism is most common in adults between the ages of 25 and 44, and at least 50 percent of adults experience it at some point in their lives. Keep in [...]

National Oral Health Month

Did you know that April is National Oral Health Month? Southbridge Dentistry would like to take this opportunity to remind patients what they can do to improve the health of their teeth and gums. Oral health is about more than having a nice smile. It often goes hand in hand with your overall health [...]

Effects of Tobacco on Oral Health

You probably know by now that smoking is bad for your health. From the possibility of developing lung cancer to an increased risk of stroke, inhaling nicotine multiple times a day is hard on your body. While health researchers frequently publish information about the health dangers associated with smoking, fewer people are aware of the [...]

National Children’s Dental Health Month

The American Dental Association recognizes February as National Children’s Dental Health Month to help parents and other caregivers understand the importance of oral health for kids. Since a child’s first set of primary teeth fall out to make way for adult teeth, parents sometimes make the mistake of thinking that proper brushing, flossing, and professional [...]

Dentistry Challenges During a Pandemic

Back in March 2020, Colorado’s governor Jared Polis announced a cessation of all elective and non-emergency medical and dental services in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This order remained in effect for one month, delaying routine check-ups, cosmetic procedures, and necessary but not emergent oral surgeries. We understand you may feel frustrated if you needed [...]

Treating Tooth Sensitivity

According to the Mayo Clinic, people can develop sensitive teeth due to exposed tooth roots or worn tooth enamel. Some of the most common symptoms associated with sensitive teeth include throbbing pain when consuming hot or cold food or drinks, brushing your teeth, or flossing. However, sometimes dentist can trace the tooth sensitivity to gum [...]