Posts Categorized: Dental Health Issues

A Different Way To Treat TMJ and Bruxing

TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) and bruxing, the chronic gnashing or grinding and clenching of your teeth, can often be related. TMJ can lead to bruxing and bruxing can lead to TMJ. Both can lead to pain and tension in facial muscles, jaw joints, head, neck, and shoulders, and bruxing can lead to severely worn and/or… Read more »

Having A Baby? Congrats! But Here Are Some Things You Should Know About Your Oral Health

Did you know that any hormonal changes within your body can have an effect on your oral health? That includes puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, as your body is affected by hormonal changes during all of them. Hormonal fluctuations, particularly when your hormones surge, can influence the way your gingival tissue reacts to cavity-causing bacterial plaque… Read more »

Is It Time For You To Replace Your Toothbrush?

We were not taught to change our toothbrushes as often as we change our socks, but then again, there is no need to use a new toothbrush every day. However, many of us often forget to change our toothbrush at all, or at least for a very long time. While it seems there is no… Read more »

What Your Teeth Can Tell About You

Teeth are like fingerprints; they are individual to each person. No two people have the same fingerprints, and no two people have the same teeth. We all know from watching crime shows that a person’s body can be identified via dental records, and you don’t need many teeth to do it. But did you know… Read more »

What Is A Full-Mouth Reconstruction?

Typically, a full-mouth reconstruction, or rehabilitation, is required if a person’s jaw was injured or fractured due to a sports, car, or other type of accident. However, there are other reasons a person may require one, such as severely worn dentition due to long-term acid reflux or erosion, gum disease, or rampant decay, all which… Read more »

3 Signs That You May Have Periodontal Disease

The reason we visit our dentists twice a year for a checkup and professional cleaning is not only to keep our teeth looking white, but rather to protect us against developing periodontal disease. Periodontal, or gum disease, is the major cause of tooth loss. While our teeth are meant to last a lifetime, they need… Read more »

Pediatric Dental Care

Children learn the value of good oral hygiene from their parents. If you take excellent care of their teeth, your children will learn to take excellent care of theirs. If you put high value on keeping your teeth healthy, your smile white, and your gums disease free, your children will do the same. So, it’s… Read more »

Did You Know Your Child Can Spread Cavity-Causing Bacteria?

It was originally believed that only mothers and their children could swap cavity-causing bacteria, but new research has indicated otherwise. In fact, a recent research study showed that 72 percent of children participants harbored at least one strain of the bacteria Streptococcus mutans that causes cavities, that was not found in any other family member who… Read more »

Is it Possible to Prevent Dental Problems? Part Two

You know you want a healthy smile. You may even have taken steps to make that happen. Scheduling checkups is one essential way you can help keep your teeth and gums healthy. But are there other ways you can prevent common problems, like dental cavities, leading to a healthier smile? There are several things you… Read more »

Do You Need a Dental Filling?

Have you begun experiencing sensitivity when you try to enjoy a perfectly hot cup of coffee in the mornings, or an iced cold glass of tea on a sunny afternoon? Do you pass up dessert, now, for fear of the discomfort it will cause? Have you been troubled by the appearance of grey lines or… Read more »