Why Does My Jaw Hurt?

mai tmdDo you frequently encounter soreness or pain in your jaw or face? In many cases, this discomfort may be related to a jaw joint issue, such as TMJ disorder or bruxism. Understanding why your jaw hurts can allow a dentist to prescribe the most appropriate treatment options and restore your smile to full function and health.

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Do Kids Need Fillings?

mai kids fillingsChildren eventually lose their baby teeth, everyone knows this. Many parents ask us if treating a cavity in baby teeth is necessary, after all, these teeth will fall out. The fact is, kids need fillings to avoid a cavity becoming an infection and leading to serious discomfort or possibly premature tooth loss. Just like teens and adults, kids need cavities addressed in a timely manner with a dental restoration.

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Why Do We Sometimes Need Extractions?

mai extractionYou may assume that as dental professionals, our job is to preserve teeth, not remove them. However, while we strive to ensure your smile remains healthy and whole, sometimes the best option for your smile is to remove a tooth. Why do we sometimes need extractions? Tooth removal may be necessary to prevent the spread of infection or to avoid painful impaction of wisdom teeth.

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4 Tips For Keeping Your Smile Bright

mai bright smileHave you currently undergone a professional teeth whitening procedure? Investing in the health and beauty of your smile is a wonderful thing. However, won’t your teeth just become stained again? While discoloration can’t be avoided completely, with the right steps you can significantly reduce the severity of future stains and allow your results to remain brighter for longer periods of time.

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When Do We Need Emergency Care?

mai emergencyWhen it comes to your smile, when do you need emergency care? A dental emergency refers to any trauma or damage to the teeth or gums. We recommend seeing you as soon as possible to address the problem in a timely manner, for both your health and appearance’s sake. However, should the issue be potentially life threatening we urge you to instead proceed to the nearest emergency room or to call 911.

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