What Are the Joints Responsible for Mouth Movement Called?

What are the joints responsible for mouth movement called? Your TMJs, also called your temporomandibular joints, are joints in your jaw that play a crucial role in your mouth’s ability to open and close. Some signs that they may be damaged include irregular popping noises from your jaw, the inability to have full movement when… Read more »

Common Questions About Orthodontic Braces

Are your teeth out of alignment and in need of orthodontic treatments? Do you know what the benefits of orthodontic treatments such as braces can provide? Even if you only have minor malocclusions, braces can make a vast difference in the quality and look of your smile. Listed below are some common questions about orthodontic… Read more »

Why Is Daily Flossing Important?

Many people come away from their dentist appointments after being well-advised they should floss more often. This is a very common occurrence as over 80% of people tell their dentist they do not floss regularly! It gets old hearing how important flossing is, and we know it’s something you’ve experienced time and time again, but… Read more »

Have You Broken a Bracket? Here’s What You Need to Do to Fix it

Broken brackets can be annoying and inconvenient. However, there are things you can do to improve the situation and begin fixing the problem. Those things are: –Step No. 1: Assess the damage. The first thing to check is if the bracket is still attached to the wire. If it is, leave it in place and… Read more »

What is Your Tongue Discoloration Doing to Your Health

Would it surprise you to be told that the health of your body and the health of your mouth are connected? For example, did you know that the color of your tongue can actually show signs of problems with your overall health? For instance, have you heard of the illness leukoplakia? While leukoplakia is not… Read more »

Common Symptoms of a Filling that is About to Fail

Here at , your dentist, Dr. , often uses fillings to treat and repair small cavities. While they are meant to last for many years, no filling is impervious to the passage of time. As time goes by, the natural bacteria living in your mouth can work to weaken the connection between the filling and… Read more »

Diagnosing and Treating TMD

Eating and speaking are daily parts of our lives we can often take for granted. The mechanisms involved in making these activities possible is extremely complex and consist of many moving parts within our joints in our face, referred to as temporomandibular joints. It is possible that the joints can be damaged, resulting in temporomandibular… Read more »

The Basics on How to Wash Dental Anxiety Away

Are you terrified to visit your dentist? If so, you suffer from dental anxiety in , . Dental anxiety is a real problem that haunts many. To help you eliminate your dental phobia and finally feel better and relaxed in the dental chair, our dental team encourages you to do the following things: Talk to… Read more »

Winter Tips for a Healthy Smile

You might be walking in a winter wonderland, but your smile might not be. There are many things during the winter season that can harm your oral health and smile. So, it’s important to do all you can to take good care of your teeth and gums on a regular basis. That way you can… Read more »

Boil-and-Bite Snore Guards Can Help with Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition, often resulting in breathing interruption and chronic snoring issues while sleeping. Not only does it affect sleep quality, but it can also have a serious negative impact on your quality of life. Fortunately, there are several treatment options available. The right one for you might vary depending on… Read more »