Posts Categorized: Patient Education

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 »

Why Choose Veneers?

Are you unhappy with your smile? Do you have more than one issue that bothers you every time you look in the mirror? Do you wonder how you can have those issues fixed without spending an excessive amount of money and time at the dentist? If you answered yes to any or all of the… Read more »

Teeth Contouring Vs Gum Contouring

Sometimes dental health and dental treatments may seem confusing. After all, some dental conditions have scientific names such as bruxing (which simply means grinding and clenching your teeth), or periodontitis (gum disease), and there are so many different treatment areas as well, such as endodontics, orthodontics, periodontics, etc. There may also be some confusion when… Read more »

Some Things Just Are NOT Too Good To Be True

Although dental treatment has become faster, easier, and more comfortable over the years, some treatments can still seem complicated and expensive. You may be wondering if there is anything simple and inexpensive that you can do to improve the esthetics of your smile. There is! Composite bonding is a fast, easy, and affordable way to… Read more »

Do You Need Your Tooth Pulled?

Although dentists are in the business of saving teeth, and although there are numerous ways to save a compromised tooth depending on the issue, there are still times when your tooth may need to be pulled. There are reasons that a tooth extraction would be the treatment of choice. The most common reason is an… Read more »

3 Ways To Keep An Eye On Your Teeth This Christmas

The holiday season will be in full force this weekend with Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. The food and drinks will be plentiful and not all of them will be tooth-friendly. One way to keep an eye on your teeth this Christmas is to try not to indulge only in sweet treats and beverages, but to… Read more »

An Oral Hygiene Quiz For You

While most of us, let’s hope, have been brushing and flossing since our permanent teeth have erupted, many of us don’t realize that we are not doing it properly. Many of us pride ourselves on our oral hygiene habits, but are you sure you’re doing things right? Let’s find out. Take our oral hygiene quiz… 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 »

Why You Might Need A Crown

There are a variety of dental treatments to choose from depending upon your issue. One of them is a dental crown. Dental crowns offer complete coverage of a damaged or compromised tooth. So, if your tooth is too damaged or too decayed for other restorative or cosmetic treatments to suffice, you may need a dental… Read more »