Do I Have TMJ Disorder?

There are many different things that could impact your oral health, and not all of them involve tooth infection or gum disease. For example, your jaw joints, also known as temporomandibular joints (TMJs), play a big role in your bite’s function, and several types of issues may affect that role. Often known as TMJ disorder, these issues can make biting and chewing more difficult, even painful, and have a wider range of symptoms than many other dental conditions. Today, we examine a few of those symptoms and why they might indicate that you need TMJ disorder treatment. (more…)

How to Stop Bruxism and Recover from It

Bruxism is the technical term given to the condition more commonly known as teeth grinding. Bruxism refers to a subconscious grinding that often occurs during sleep. The causes of bruxism can be numerous and varied. No matter the source of the issue, the consequences can be significant for your teeth. Bruxism leads to premature wear on your teeth and pain in your jaw. Some patients notice their teeth becoming chipped or cracked as a result of bruxism. If you suffer from this condition, it’s time to stop the consequences and begin to recover. (more…)

Addressing Common Problem Areas for Children’s Teeth

The health of your child is of utmost importance to you, and that includes the health of their teeth. As soon as your child starts to develop their first teeth, they need to begin caring for those teeth by brushing and flossing. The oral health habits that your child develops now can impact them for the rest of their life. While your child can make an effort to keep their teeth clean, they need your help as well. There are certain areas that tend to be problematic for many children. Cleaning the molars, and cleaning around the gum line in particular. In today’s blog, we address common problem areas for children’s oral health. (more…)

Cosmetic Dentistry Might Be Easier Than You Think

The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to give you a smile that you love. When you have confidence in your smile, you have confidence in yourself. Many patients don’t even really explore their cosmetic options because they assume the procedures will be too invasive, expensive, or ineffective. In reality, there are a number of different cosmetic dentistry solutions that your dentist can utilize to give you a beautiful smile that you love. These options are affordable and minimally invasive. Cosmetic dentistry might actually be easier than you think. (more…)

Choose Dental Prosthetics When Preservation Isn’t Possible

Tooth loss affects many adults at some point throughout their lives. It can be the result of neglect, or even of physical accidents. When you lose a tooth, it can be a traumatic, life-altering experience that disrupts your lifestyle habits. When you lose a tooth, there are some cases when you can save the original tooth. If the tooth isn’t damaged, your dentist may be able to reinsert the tooth. However, in cases where preservation of the original tooth isn’t possible, you need to choose a dental prosthetic. The good news is, you have options. (more…)

Here’s Why Teeth Whitening Isn’t Working for You

Teeth whitening can be one of the most enticing cosmetic propositions for improving your smile. It sounds great in theory. Who wouldn’t want a brighter smile? When you actually begin the treatment process though, your results may vary. Many people have a frustrating time with teeth whitening. They either don’t see results at all, or the results they see are only temporary. Over-the-counter whitening treatments can be expensive, making it all the more frustrating when you don’t wind up with results. Here are some of the reasons why teeth whitening might not be working for you. (more…)

How Dental Implants Will Affect Your Jaw Bone

Dental implants are a prosthetic option for tooth replacement. Adults may suffer tooth loss because of extensive bacterial decay, or because of a physical accident. If you’re an individual who battles cavities consistently, you may be at a higher risk for tooth loss. If you do suffer tooth loss for any reason, dental implants can replace your missing teeth and rebuild your smile. Dental implants differ from other prosthetic options in a couple of key ways. One of the most important differentiating factors for dental implants is the way they affect the subject’s jaw bone. (more…)

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