3. Poor oral health only affects the mouth The consequences of poor oral hygiene may go beyond your teeth and gums. It can cause or increase the risk of diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Periodontal disease or Cosmetic Dental Work gum disease has been linked to diabetes.
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It usually occurs during sleep or when a child is under stress. Episodes last for about four seconds and happen approximately six times per hour during the night. Kids may grind their teeth for different reasons, including improper alignment of jaws, as a response to pain such as teething, and stress.
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