How to Deal with TMD This Holiday Season

Is jaw discomfort making you feel like the Grinch this holiday season? While the holiday season can leave many filled with joy, it is well known that the holidays can also be a huge cause of stress. This year is especially challenging due to the situation that we are all currently experiencing. Holiday traditions need to be changed, traveling plans need to be adjusted or cancelled, and gifts need to be purchased online—enough to cause anyone’s jaw to twitch with discomfort. For those who suffer with TMD, it can be even worse.

How To Prevent Gum Disease

During these challenging and unknown times, everyone is trying their best to boost their immune system and remain healthy. We all know that handwashing for 20 seconds multiple times a day is effective in combating illnesses and is helpful in avoiding getting sick. It is important to remember that your oral health also plays an important role in your overall health. Gum disease can be harmful to your teeth and gums, also increasing the risks of some serious health problems. Continue reading to learn more about gum disease and how to prevent it.

Preventing Poor Oral Health

If you own and drive a car, there are certain preventative measures that you take to ensure the longevity and proper maintenance of the vehicle. You put gas in the car so it can go, get oil changes, put air in the tires, get car washes to ensure it looks nice, and schedule routine maintenance to check on more complex parts. Maintaining good oral health should be no different. Teeth are something that you need for your entire life, so it should be a priority to make certain they remain healthy. Good oral hygiene is not only important for your oral health, but also for the overall health of your body.

3 Tips For A Child’s First Dental Visit

Do you have a child or loved one who is about to celebrate their first birthday? Along with the extravagant (or intimate) celebration, special presents, and smash cake photo session, now is a great time to schedule their first appointment to the dentist. While you might be thinking to yourself that the child might be too young, we believe that it is the perfect time to make sure they have a great developing smile and their oral health is on track! While we know that visiting the dentist can be a little scary for children (and their parents too), we have some pointers that can help you have a successful first visit to our office. Continue reading for some tips.

Are Dental Implants Right For You?

Despite improvements in dental care, millions of Americans still incur tooth loss, mostly due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, or injury. For many years, the only solutions to these problems were the use of crowns, bridges, and dentures. Thankfully, today we also have dental implants. A dental implant is a high-tech replacement tooth that mimics the whole tooth structure. A titanium post is surgically inserted into the jawbone beneath the gum line and then a crown, or the replacement tooth, is affixed to the implant.