You may find yourself wondering how to figure out whether you’re dealing with TMJ disorder (TMD). Maybe, you think to yourself, you’re experiencing some other problem when soreness or strange symptoms show up. You may also wonder how one is supposed to identify a functional problem like TMD when the issue often flies under the radar for patients (and symptoms are common to a variety of health concerns). While it may seem a little confusing at first, we have some suggestions that will help you out.
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.
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!
Losing any amount of teeth can have a devastating impact on your confidence as well as your overall oral health. Restoring your smile can sometimes require multiple procedures that can consume your time and resources. Thanks to recent advancements in dentistry however, dentures are now a viable option for not only those that have suffered the loss of all their teeth on one or both dental ridges, but also for people who have suffered less severe tooth loss. Talk to your dentist and see how implant dentures can restore your smile. (more…)
Your teeth do so much for your mouth and your overall health. They chew your food so you can digest it and stay energized, they help maintain your facial structure, and they let you express yourself with a nice big smile. You owe it to your teeth to give them the best care possible. Doing that starts with the daily act of brushing your teeth. Are you brushing your teeth right? There may be room to improve your habits. Thankfully, you can properly utilize your toothbrush with these tips. (more…)
Flossing can often be overlooked by the general population; like the nerdy sibling of brushing your teeth. Everybody understands the importance of using a toothbrush, but nobody really appreciates how vital flossing is to maintaining your oral health. While your toothbrush does a fine job cleaning the outside of your teeth, flossing is the only way to remove the plaque and bacteria that lies between them. It is absolutely necessary to keep your teeth healthy. Here are 3 flossing tips to keep your smile radiant. (more…)
Are you someone who loves Katy Market Days and you’ve been hearing some rumblings lately that it’s going to move to a new location? Well, that information is 100 percent correct! Learn more about the upcoming market day and new location, so you can peruse the market and bring home some goodies.
If you’re a fan of their food, you know that Chick-Fil-A’s advertising often relies on cows encouraging patrons to eat more chicken. Did you also know that in keeping with that theme (and because they appreciate their customers), they’re throwing Cow Appreciation Day? Don’t miss out on the fun!
When you are diagnosed with a cavity, you may find yourself experiencing two vastly different reactions to the news and our suggestion for a dental filling. On one hand, you may think that it’s best to follow our recommendations. On the other, you might think to yourself that maybe you can just wait it out, brush better, and you can keep your smile in decent shape for a while longer. Unfortunately, if you ignore our advice, the cavity will get bigger and bigger and worse. So, without further ado, we encourage you to closely follow our how-to guidelines to protect your smile.
You’ve probably heard about fluoride, and have at least a vague idea that fluoride, in proper amounts, is good for your teeth. In 1945, a city in Colorado became the first to add fluoride to drinking water, and in subsequent years it became clear that, in proper amounts, fluoride strengthened tooth enamel against cavities. If you think you know a lot about fluoride (or if you want to learn more) take this quick quiz. Your smile and your healthy teeth will thank you! (more…)