TLC For Your TMJ

Your jaw joint, also known as your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), is one of the most powerful joints of your entire body. Your TMJ is composed of the muscles, bones and nerves that allow you to yawn, speak and eat. Considering its high demand on a daily basis, it is understandable the TMJ can become strained,…

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Help, My Dental Crown Fell Off!

Dental crowns save the day for many patients. They can effectively restore a tooth that has been damaged from severe decay or trauma. However, just like real teeth, dental crowns can suffer damage or failure during their lifespan. Here’s what to do when your dental crown falls off unexpectedly: #1 Stay Calm While it may…

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4 Reasons to Choose Teeth Whitening from Your Dentist

A white smile portrays health, youth and beauty. Unfortunately, white teeth don’t always occur naturally. Whether it is a love for coffee, a smoking habit or the natural aging process, teeth can dull or yellow over time. Therefore, it comes to no surprise that teeth whitening is the most sought-after cosmetic dental treatment. Finding a…

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Composite Fillings: Restorative, Cosmetic or Both?

Dental fillings are used to repair an area of decay or damage within a tooth. Fillings involve special materials to restore the tooth to optimal integrity and strength. Past dental fillings often included metal (amalgam) material that offered effective restoration but lacked in aesthetics. In fact, others could tell if you had a cavity filled…

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Bad Breath Despite Brushing

Nearly all of us have experienced unpleasant breath odor. While bad breath is common when you wake up in the morning or after you’ve eaten garlic bread, if the foul odor persists on a daily basis, you could be suffering from halitosis. Halitosis, the medical term for bad breath, can be especially frustrating to deal…

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The Whole Body Impact of Gum Disease

Your mouth is the gateway into your body. Therefore, it is understandable why the link between oral health and whole body health is a strong one. In fact, an increasing amount of research shows that gum disease can have a significant impact on the development of systemic health issues. Gum disease starts with excess oral…

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Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?

Did you know that at least 40 million adults suffer from sensitive teeth in the United States? Anyone is at risk for this dental health concern. Tooth sensitivity refers to that flash of sharp pain that you feel when something hot, cold, sweet or acidic hits your tooth. While the pain is typically temporary, it…

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How to Handle a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can be disruptive, frightening and overwhelming. Just like the rest of your body, when an unplanned injury or extreme pain happens inside your mouth, it needs quality attention as soon as possible. A dentist is the best place to go when you or your family member is suffering from a dental emergency. Your…

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Are You Grinding Your Teeth While You Sleep?

Teeth grinding, more formally called bruxism, is a common oral habit. While some people grind or clench their teeth during the day, many patients partake in this harmful habit during nighttime sleep. Here’s the problem with that scenario: teeth grinding can pose a major threat to your dental health and you may not even be…

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Why You Shouldn’t Dread Your Root Canal

Root canal therapy has gotten a bad and very misfortunate reputation. Many patients wince at the thought of getting a root canal, despite the dental pain they may be already feeling at the time. The truth is, a root canal is a time-tested endodontic treatment that can not only bring you out of pain, but…

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