TMJ Disorders: What Causes the Jaw Joints to Malfunction?

September 11, 2019

Approximately 10 million people in America have experienced or currently have TMJD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) with a higher percentage of women than men. This disorder often involves pain in the jaw and the muscles in the face that control it and are known as temporomandibular disorders (or TMD). This discomfort and pain can impact one... Read more »

It’s National Gum Care Month!

September 6, 2019

September brings the month of National Gum Care, a time to raise awareness for healthy gums everywhere. No matter your age, you should always be striving for great oral care, and this doesn’t just mean your teeth. Your gums are just as important when it comes to maintaining a great smile. As new research develops,... Read more »

What Is the Link Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and TMJ Disorder?

August 20, 2019

Did you know that having a sleep disorder – known as obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, where the airway becomes blocked while you sleep – may result in issues with your temporomandibular joints (TMJ/TMD)? This is especially relevant if you have been having a lot of headaches. Breaking It Down First, let’s take a look... Read more »

How Do Dental Checkups Impact Your Oral Health?

August 16, 2019

We learn at a young age that brushing and flossing are vital to keeping your smile healthy. We need to continue these daily habits in our ongoing quest to maintain healthy smiles for strong teeth and gums. Seeing your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups at least twice a year is another habit you... Read more »

What Happens When Your TMJ Symptoms Are Not Addressed?

July 14, 2019

If you are experiencing TMJ, a medical disorder in the temporomandibular joint which connects your jaw to your skull, you may be feeling pain in the chewing muscles and joints or have trouble opening and closing your mouth. You might also be hearing clicking, popping or grinding noises in your jaws and teeth. TMJ arises... Read more »

Going Mercury-Free With Holistic Dentistry

July 12, 2019

Holistic dentistry is an option that is becoming more prominent in the dentistry world. What this means for our patients is forgoing mercury amalgam fillings and restorations which use mixed metals that might react negatively to the body. Mercury-silver amalgam dental fillings emit mercury vapor, which is then inhaled into the bloodstream and lungs and... Read more »

Self-Care Treatments for Relieving TMJ/Jaw Pain

June 20, 2019

When it comes to treating TMJ pain, a lot depends on the severity of the symptoms. If the symptoms are mild and come and go, most of the time they will just go away on their own in a few weeks or sometimes months. In the meantime, there are some gentle, non-aggressive things you can... Read more »

What Happens When I Forget to Floss?

June 18, 2019

Our team strongly encourages everyone to floss daily, but do you ever wonder why? Well, flossing is vital for top-notch oral health and smiles. It can help you and your oral health in more ways than you might realize. This means that if you forget to floss, your smile can also suffer. Forgetting to floss... Read more »

Diagnosing and Treating Your Painful Jaw Joints

May 8, 2019

If you have jaw pain when you open and close your mouth, or feel a chronic dull ache around your ears and temple, you may have a TMJ/TMD disorder. This is especially possible if you also regularly grind your teeth while you sleep (a condition known as bruxism). Problems with your TMJ’s can leave you... Read more »

Enjoy Mother’s Day with a Healthy Smile

May 6, 2019

This is the month where we recognize our mothers for all their efforts and take the opportunity to thank them for all they have done, which may also include them teaching us how to brush and floss. As a mother, your oral health is important to both you and your family. When your teeth are... Read more »