I have always been one of those people who loves to get out into the world and talk with other people, but a few years ago, I realized that I had to do something about my smile. My teeth were yellow and unattractive, and it was really discouraging to see how much different my smile was. I knew that I needed to get my teeth fixed, so I started working with a professional dentist to make things right. Within a few short months, my smile was completely transformed, and I knew that I owed it all to my dental professional. Check out this blog for more information about working with a dentist.
13 January 2016
One of the most annoying of all oral health problems is a condition where the the joint that connects your jawbone to your skull is not functioning properly. Known as TMJ disorder or simply TMJ, this condition can cause pain and tenderness in your mouth and jaw and make chewing and swallowing food difficult. In some instances non-invasive treatments might solve the problem, but if these are ineffective, an arthroscopy might be recommended. The Procedure A TMJ arthroscopy is a procedure where the oral surgeon uses a tiny camera to inspect the affected joint.
22 December 2015
Dental implants provide the next best thing to your natural teeth for many reasons. First, they are inserted into the jaw bone, making them just as, if not more, secure as a natural tooth. They can be used for single or multiple teeth. They look just like your real teeth and need the same basic care. The only issue is if an implant becomes loose. The following guide can help you understand which parts of an implant are at risk and what you should do if it does come loose.
4 December 2015
You may avoid going to the dentist because you're too nervous about the actual appointment. Studies indicate that 10% of the adult population in the United States suffers from a dental phobia. This is an extreme fear of going to the dentist for any reason. If you are in this group of people, it's ideal to know various strategies that can help you cope more effectively with your next dental visit.
16 November 2015
The holidays are fast approaching and this is the time of year when you'll be eating and drinking foods that can damage your teeth. While some holiday foods will stain your teeth, others can cause your teeth to become cracked or chipped. You probably don't want to have to worry about the state of your teeth while you're eating turkey and drinking eggnog. These tips will help you keep your teeth in good shape and without stains throughout the holiday season, so your smile will be as bright and beautiful on New Years as it is on Thanksgiving.
27 October 2015
Many people experience dry mouth symptoms, and in some cases, those symptoms can be persistent. If you've been struggling with dry mouth, it can cause you difficulty swallowing and leave you with an overwhelming thirst and discomfort in your mouth. The clinical term for this condition is xerostomia, and it often happens as a result of poor saliva production. Here are a few tips to help you combat the symptoms while you're waiting for an exam with your dentist.