Actress Demi Moore’s Tooth-Loss Revelations Put the Focus on Oral Health and Stress, says Medical Center Dental Care

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The Los Angeles Area dental clinic comments on a recent article that regular dental visits are by far the best preventive for such dental disasters as lost teeth.

Actress Demi Moore, prior to her toothy mishap.

[Stress-related] bruxism can spark a number of issues, including headaches, sensitivity, jaw problems, and can even cause serious tooth damage if left alone.

According to a June 13th article on Us, actress Demi Moore related to host Jimmy Fallon on a recent episode of The Tonight Show that stress, presumably by causing extreme bruxism (tooth grinding and clenching, usually while sleeping) literally knocked out her two front teeth. The star of such 1990s blockbusters as “Ghost” and “Indecent Proposal” noted that stress was a serious health issue and “one of the biggest killers in America.” Medical Center Dental Care, a dental clinic based in the Western San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, says that bruxism and other tension-related dental issues are, indeed, extremely common. The clinic adds that the best and only solution is regular dental visits to ensure that relatively small problems are not allowed to continue untreated.

The clinic notes that, especially over time, bruxism can spark a number of issues, including headaches, sensitivity, jaw problems, and can even cause serious tooth damage if left alone. Medical Center Dental Care notes that, in most cases, regular dental visits – and some good dentist/patient communication – should be able to deal with bruxism and other issues before they go so far as to threaten the loss of even one tooth. The clinic adds that there are a number of approaches to bruxism, including night guards to protect teeth from long-term damage. It also notes that the most common cause of the problems is a combination of a genetic predisposition and stress, which nearly everyone experiences to one degree or another.

Medical Center Dental Care notes that, of course, regular dental visits are also crucial for spotting such commonplace issues as tooth decay, which can nevertheless cause numerous very serious oral and systemic problems if left untreated. The clinic notes, however, that serious dental problems do nevertheless sometimes lead to tooth loss, which can lead to bone loss and further problems including gum disease and additional loss of teeth. In these cases, the use of dental implants is by far the best way to deal with missing teeth since they provide the convenience and cosmetic benefits of actual teeth, while preventing any further oral health problems, says the clinic.

Medical Center Dental Care concludes by noting that it offers a range of dental services aimed at patients of all ages, treating the full range of dental issues from regular preventive care to the full range of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Readers who would like to learn more about the clinic, located in North Hills, are welcome to call (818) 452-0038. They may visit the office online at http://www.MC-WestHillsDentalCare.com.

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