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Besides causing tooth pain, stress and anxiety can have disastrous effects on your oral health. Stress might make you grind your teeth or clench your jaw, causing unintentional damage to your teeth. Feelings of anxiety might prevent you from scheduling regular dentist appointments, leaving you...

Have you been considering straightening your teeth? You’ve probably heard of Invisalign, but how does Invisalign work? Schedule a visit with Mettler and Griego Family Dentistry in Glendale. We’ll explain how Invisalign works, and explore whether it’s right for you during your complimentary consultation. Read...

Bruxism, a condition in which you unconsciously grind or gnash your teeth and clench your jaw, can cause serious dental damage. However, most people with bruxism are completely unaware of the problem until they visit their dentist. Wearing a teeth grinding guard at night can...

Yes, flossing really is necessary! You should be flossing your teeth every day. Of course, you probably expect us to say that, since we’re dentists. At Mettler and Griego Family Dentistry of Peoria, we know that flossing is just as important as brushing when it...

At Mettler and Griego Family Dentistry of Glendale we know how important hydration is to a healthy mouth. Drinking water is always good for your teeth and gums. Along with regular brushing and flossing, drinking water is one of the best ways to prevent cavities...

Patients at Mettler and Griego Family Dentistry in Peoria often ask us whether or not switching to diet soda would be better for their teeth. The answer depends on the soda. Diet drinks are not necessarily any better for your teeth than their calorie-rich cousins....

Everyone knows that they need to brush their teeth at least twice a day, but when is the best time to brush your teeth? What are the benefits of brushing at night vs. brushing in the morning? At Mettler and Griego Family Dentistry in Glendale,...

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people with disabilities, people suffering from end stage renal disease, and people 65 years and older. However, most Medicare plans do not cover dental services. The majority of Medicare patients do not have dental insurance. Lack of...