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Going to the dentist can cause anxiety, and that's a normal reaction. You can overcome this fear by educating yourself and talking with your dentist and the dental team. Read on to learn more about dental anxiety and what you can do to overcome your fears. Why do people experience dentistry-related anxiety? There are many causes of dental anxiety. Among them are: Fear of pain. Feeling like you are not in control or are helpless. Embarrassment about the condition of your teeth. Your own past experiences, or experiences of your family and friends. Fear of needles, drills, and gagging. Costly....

Is work or school stressing you out? You may be taking it out on your teeth through a condition called bruxism. Bruxism is characterized by the grinding of the teeth and is typically accompanied by the clenching of the jaw. Researchers classify bruxism as a habitual behavior as well as a sleep disorder. Untreated bruxism can lead to other health problems, damage to the teeth and gums, and even temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).What causes bruxism? Bruxism can have numerous causes, such as bite problems, stress, medical conditions, or certain medications. What are signs of bruxism? Most people with bruxism are....

Smoking - a proven harmful and deadly habit is an addiction shared among an estimated 42.1 million adult Americans. Now, more and more smokers, including adolescents, are turning to the increasingly popular electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. Read on for more information about the risk of e-cigarette use. What is an e-cigarette? An e-cigarette is a battery-operated device that converts the liquid chemical propylene glycol, as well as nicotine, flavoring, and other additives, into a vapor that you can inhale. This practice is known as "vaping". Who uses e-cigarettes? As of July 2014, as many as 2.5 million Americans were using....