Preventive Dentistry

Don’t Ignore Bite Problems

When you wake up and experience a day like any other, except for the fact that you notice a bite problem, you may think to yourself that you should probably just ignore it. However, if that new sensation lingers for another day and another, it is going to be in your best interest to do something about it, rather than sweep it under the rug. Why is this the case and what should you do now? We’ve got the answers you need!

Seeking Migraine Treatment? Call Your Dentist!

Do you find that you spend an incredible amount of time combating headaches? Sometimes they are severe. Sometimes they linger. Other time, they are excruciating and you’re convinced that you need migraine treatment. What you may very well be overlooking is the fact that sometimes, your headaches are not something that is going to require powerful medication. In many cases, you simply need to set up a dental visit. Can’t believe what you’re hearing? Let’s talk details!

TMD: A Review Of The Essentials

Do you know what TMD is (Hint: It’s short for TMJ disorder)? Have you been told before that this issue may affect your oral health? Today, we’d like to break down the details, so you are more familiar with common jaw health concerns, so you feel more certain about your own oral anatomy, and ultimately, so we may help you keep your smile in exceptionally good health. Let’s go through some important details and you’ll be sure to walk away knowing a whole lot more about your jaw joints!

Reasons Your Bite Feels Weird When Chewing

How’s your smile doing when you eat? Do you find that things aren’t feeling quite right when you chew but you’re having a hard time figuring out what’s wrong? Take a moment to consider the changes you’re feeling and then contact us immediately! The sooner you come in for a dental checkup for your bite problems, the sooner we can figure out what’s going on with your teeth and what we can do to help. In the meantime, we have some reasons your bite may feel “off” to share with you, so you realize this issue is more common than you may have initially assumed. (Rest assured, it’s treatable, too).

Bite And Facial Muscle Disharmony: Say What?

You know that you should be able to close your teeth together comfortably for a smile that’s beautiful and that lets you chew and speak without any problems. This closure of your teeth (and the ways your jaws align), of course, is called your bite. While this is all well and good, when we throw a phrase at you like bite and facial muscle disharmony, you may not know what to make of it. However, it might also be the underlying problem leading to all sorts of discomfort for you on a daily basis. Learn more, so you can improve your oral health (and more!).

Q&A: Jaw Sounds And Sensations

Some individuals never notice a change with the function of their jaw joints. As such, they never learn much about their TMJs (temporomandibular joints, or jaw joints). However, if you’re someone who suddenly begins experiencing new sounds or other sensations in your jaw, or if perhaps this has been going on for quite some time, now is the moment to become much more acquainted with your jaw health. Let’s begin by helping you understand what’s going on and why TMJ disorder treatment might be what you need.

Your Intro To: Disclusion Time Reduction Therapy

Yes, it’s a bit of a mouthful (so to speak)l, which is why we refer to disclusion time reduction therapy as DTR therapy. So, what to make of this? Not sure you’ve ever heard this treatment name before, so you’re not really certain about whether it applies to you? In a nutshell, the therapy is part of a solution that helps address TMJ disorder (TMD), or poorly functioning jaw joints. For a clearer understanding of whether this may benefit you and how it works, allow us to further elaborate!

Let’s Review With A Dental Checkup Quiz

Sometimes it’s the most basic stuff that leaves people the most uncertain. For instance, you might be able to rattle off an awful lot of details about fillings or root canals but that doesn’t mean you’ve got the facts down pat as they relate to the importance of dental checkups. Since checkups are extremely significant but we sometimes worry our patients forget about that, we would love for you to take a brief quiz to review.

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