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I crave black pepper I have a pepper grinder that is set to give big chuncks of black pepper. I crave it as soon as i get up untill i go to bed. I leave a napkin out and grind pepper all day. I eat a lot of pepper. I can't stop. I know it can't be good fo

Taken : Taken from livestrong.Com. See link for full article. Food cravings can trigger unhealthy eating binges, reports sciencenews.Com. Eating binges can also lead to a sense of guilt or embarrassment. If a nutrient deficiency causes a craving, it may indicate a serious health condition. Consult a physician to determine if a nutrient deficiency may be the underlying cause of an intense black pepper craving. Black pepper can also increase serotonin and may boost the effects of some anti-depressant drugs, so consult your physician regarding any potential medication interactions before satisfying your craving with a black-pepper encrusted eating binge. ...Read more

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What is the best night guard for teeth grinders?

What is the best night guard for teeth grinders?

Hard custom made: By your dentist. I agree with dr. Marc gainor 100%. The soft guard resembles the chewing gum and it is very harmful to muscle structure. Not recommended. ...Read more

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What causes white lines on teeth, I am a grinder and i grind a lot on a invisalign type of retainer.

What causes white lines on teeth, I am a grinder and i grind a lot on a invisalign type of retainer.

Decalcification?: The white lines may be decalcification lines if they occur at the edge of your retainer, if plaque tends to accumulate there and then the acid produced by the bacteria start the decalcification process. For an accurate diagnosis or evaluation, you need to actually see your dentist in person. ...Read more

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Is there any benefit from wearing a nightguard for TMJ if i'm not a teeth grinder?

Is there any benefit from wearing a nightguard for TMJ if i'm not a teeth grinder?

TMJ: Some people wear one to prevent cheek biting. Also it can serve as a orthodontic appliance to stabilize the teeth .If you don't need it there is no sense wearing it.If you are having joint pain it may also balance your bite and eliminate torque on the joint, relaxing the muscle. ...Read more

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Implant based bridge VS regular bridge on natural teeth. Which is stronger on back teeth for grinder. Regular bridge on natural teeth broken 4 times.

Implant based bridge VS regular bridge on natural teeth. Which is stronger on back teeth for grinder. Regular bridge on natural teeth broken 4 times.

Situation dependent: If the natural teeth are strong and have good bone support, then it is better to keep them. If they are damaged in some way, extraction and placement of implants is the next best choice. As a grinder, best materials are strong metals or BRUXZIR zirconium. Regardless, you must protect your investment by wearing an occlusal night guard, preferably with an anterior discluding device. ...Read more

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Is it ok to bit into apples, corn on the cobb or hard grinders with veneers or bonding? Or should you cut them up and chew them with your back teeth?

Is it ok to bit into apples, corn on the cobb or hard grinders with veneers or bonding? Or should you cut them up and chew them with your back teeth?

You're much: Better off cutting up foods rather than biting into them. If something should chip or break, it's an expensive repair which could have been prevented. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My husband cut his wrist palm side diaganoly from a grinder wheel. It stopped bleeding quickly. He does not feel like he needs to go to er. Help!!

My husband cut his wrist palm side diaganoly from a grinder wheel. It stopped bleeding quickly. He does not feel like he needs to go to er. Help!!

Depends: if not too deep [spurting blood , ,tendons torn , , and you clean it out of all debri with water and close it together with bandaid so the sides are intact together , he may not need a doctor, if dirty or debri it will get infected and needs clean out and antibiotic, if he has not had a tetanus booster in 10 years should get one [now 3 in one Tdap best] must not use hand much till healed [10 days] ...Read more