When our jaw joints undergo excessive amounts of stress, a serious issue known as TMJ disorder can develop. TMJ disorder, also known as TMD, can lead to difficulty fully opening and closing the mouth, as well as a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms. What causes TMJ disorder? How will the doctor relieve my jaw strain?
Summer break has finally arrived which means your children are about to home a lot more. Summer also means more downtime, and as a result, more snacking. While the break can be fun, without proper oral maintenance this break can also mean increasing the risk of cavities and other oral health concerns. How do you protect your children’s smiles during summer break?
What a busy Memorial weekend! As always, we take time this weekend to remember and honor all of the men and women who sacrificed their lives for their country. For me this weekend is also special because both of my babies have graduated. Ashley will be going to SMU with a full scholarship (Thank goodness!) and Kevin will attend JJ Pearce. I’ve had so many sleepless nights reminiscing about all of the milestones that have passed. This school year just flew by!
Do you have discoloration? If so, you may feel embarrassed about your smile and even take steps to hide it. Fortunately, we have professional options to help you obtain a brighter and more attractive smile. Depending on the cause and severity of your discoloration, we may recommend one of two cosmetic options. Do you need whitening or veneers?
How often do you see your dentist for a routine dental exam? When was your last checkup? Even if you take proper care of your smile from home, you should still visit our office for a checkup on a regular basis. Doing so is essential for maintaining a healthy smile, one protected by common oral health issues that could soon lead to serious complications.
According to studies commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control, half of adults over the age of 30 in the United States suffer from some form of periodontal disease. A serious and widespread disease, patients experience a higher risk of adult tooth loss, as well as uncomfortable symptoms. Fortunately, there are a number of tips to help prevent gum disease and safeguard your smile.
You’ve probably heard your dentist tell you that you should have your teeth cleaned regularly. Why do we need cleanings? Isn’t brushing and closing daily enough to protect our smiles? Some people aren’t aware of just how vital a simple preventive procedure can be for protecting your smile from tooth decay and even gum disease.
For the majority of people, teeth grinding is a short-lived issue, especially in children. However, for some the problem can become persistent. Chronic teeth grinding or jaw clenching is known is bruxism and can eventually damage the teeth. Do you grind your teeth? If so, consider talking to your dentist about treatment today.
We all desire a more beautiful smile. However, for some obtaining one may seem unlikely due to multiple esthetic issues, such as problems with the shade or shape of the teeth or unsightly gaps between them. However, we can sometimes address multiple cosmetic complaints without resorting to multiple procedures. What do you know about veneers?
If you have lost a tooth then you may feel a little self-conscious about your appearance. In addition, you may also develop a number of oral health complications related to tooth loss. In order to enjoy a whole and healthy smile again you should discuss our tooth replacement options, such as dental implants. How do dental implants work?