Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

TMD or more commonly known as TMJ, is a condition that affects a person’s temporomandibular joint.This joint attaches your skull to your jawbone. TMJ can create myofascial pain (pain when pressure is placed on muscles around the jaw) or internal joint derangement (such as a dislocated jaw). Here is a closer look at the joint disorder and how it can …

Effects of Stress on Your Teeth

Your mouth may not be one of the first areas you think about when it comes to stress, but it turns out your oral health can be directly affected in a very negative way. Maintaining your overall health and keeping a positive attitude goes a long way when it comes to your dental health. Stress can lead to the following …

Tooth Enamel

Did you know that enamel, the protective covering for your teeth, is the strongest substance in the body? Wow! Every time you chew, your enamel is working hard to keep your teeth safe. However, if you do not properly care for your teeth, your enamel can suffer. Even though the enamel it is highly mineralized and very strong, it can …

Root Canal

When a tooth’s pulp becomes severely decayed, root canal therapy is performed. Root canal surgery is a routine occurrence and happens daily at most dental practices, but it is still surgery, which is why it is important to call us right away when you feel any tooth discomfort to prevent further complications. So, what exactly is root canal therapy? Let’s …

Sleep Bruxism

If you constantly wake up with a headache and jaw pain in the morning, then you many have sleep bruxism. Bruxism is when a person clenches or forcefully grinds their teeth. Nighttime grinding can be very harmful to your teeth over time and cause various dental issues. It is important to take care of bruxism right away to protect your …

5 Tips for Calming Dental Anxiety

Experiencing dental anxiety is perfectly normal and is incredibly common. Many people fear going to the dentist for several reasons. No matter your reason is, it is important to talk it over with your dentist and remember that they are there to help! Calm your nerves when going to the dentist with these 5 simple tips: Ask If you want …

Tooth Diastema

Ever worry about whether your teeth are spaced out and what that gap means? The dental term for these gaps between your teeth is called tooth diastema. Not to worry, though! There is nothing to be medically concerned about when it comes to tooth diastema. It is very common and can be triggered by a number of reasons: Tooth & …

Brushing Before Bed

It’s time for a good night’s sleep! But don’t forget to brush your teeth! Cleaning your teeth before bed is essential to maintaining your oral care. If you don’t, many dental issues can arise. So, what exactly happens when you don’t brush your teeth before bed? Let’s find out: Bacteria, Plaque and Cavities…oh my! If we don’t brush our teeth …

Electric vs. Manual Toothbrush

Do you remember to brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes? The toothbrush is the most important weapon we have in the fight for oral health, and makes all the difference to oral hygiene. Let’s take a look at the difference between an electric and manual toothbrush: Manual ToothbrushA manual toothbrush will surely get the job done! Although you …

Gum Disease and Your Overall Health

Taking care of your oral health is imperative to your overall well-being. Poor dental hygiene can spark additional health issues or worsen existing ones. Gum disease, especially, can affect your heath in many ways. Knowing the warning signs and when to visit the dentist is key to stopping any issues before they begin: Diabetes and Obesity: Taking care of your …