Oral Health

Question
Posted by: mk | 2009/05/04

Q.

Grinding teeth

I grind my teeth, I suspect in a reaction to stress. What can I do about this? It is not at night, it seems to be all the time.

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

see your dentist and have a bite plate made. you can at first use it nights only to see if there is an improvement in the condition , if not you may need to wear it during the day as well (as much as possible)

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Posted by: Caryn | 2010/08/23

I give my 22-month old toddler cold rooibos tea (no milk, no sugar) as his juice everyday - around 300ml. Thinking this was a healthier alternative than the high-sugar fruit juices and/or mix juices.

Recently though a dentist advised my friend that rooibos tea is the reason her 3-year old’ s teeth are badly discoloured.

I was under the impression though that discolouration and/or rotting of toddlers teeth is generally only caused by them falling asleep with a bottle and the liquid then pooling in their mouth and around their teeth.

My son brushes his teeth morning &  night and never goes to bed with a bottle. But I''m now concerned that by giving him rooibos tea every day his teeth will eventually discolour.

Would appreciate your expert opinion.

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Posted by: Caryn | 2010/08/23

I give my 22-month old toddler cold rooibos tea (no milk, no sugar) as his juice everyday - around 300ml. Thinking this was a healthier alternative than the high-sugar fruit juices and/or mix juices.

Recently though a dentist advised my friend that rooibos tea is the reason her 3-year old’ s teeth are badly discoloured.

I was under the impression though that discolouration and/or rotting of toddlers teeth is generally only caused by them falling asleep with a bottle and the liquid then pooling in their mouth and around their teeth.

My son brushes his teeth morning &  night and never goes to bed with a bottle. But I''m now concerned that by giving him rooibos tea every day his teeth will eventually discolour.

Would appreciate your expert opinion.

Reply to Caryn
Posted by: tina | 2010/08/16

What can I do to eliminate bad breath. I have constant post nasal drip. My foodballs spell terribly. I also use to sffer from tonsolis but now only one side feels hard all the time but not inflAmmed. Please help as no matter how often I brush and rinse the smell doesn''t go away

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Posted by: tina | 2010/08/16

What can I do to eliminate bad breath. I have constant post nasal drip. My foodballs spell terribly. I also use to sffer from tonsolis but now only one side feels hard all the time but not inflAmmed. Please help as no matter how often I brush and rinse the smell doesn''t go away

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Posted by: Karen | 2009/06/08

Hi there, you can also buy bite plates at a pharmacy. Put them in hot water then into your mouth, they would mould to the shape of your teeth. Saving you alot on medical aid!!

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