Category: Preventive Dentistry

TMJ Disorder: Things To Avoid

When you suffer from TMJ disorder, you’re experiencing problems with your temporomandibular joints (or your jaw joints, which we refer to as your TMJs). Unfortunately, breaking the cycle of placing too much stress on your jaw joints can often become difficult because it’s so easy to do so unintentionally. The wonderful news is that you… Read more »

Sleep Apnea Treatment: 3 Ways The Holidays Can Interfere

You might not recognize that the holidays can significantly interfere with your otherwise smoothly running sleep apnea treatment that’s allowing you to sleep through the night. The good news is that we are here to help prepare you to avoid common mishaps and pitfalls that can leave you with spotty sleep and all the side… Read more »

How Thinking “2 x 2” Can Help Your Smile

Sometimes, we learn so many things and have so much going on that we feel a bit of a meltdown coming on. If you can identify with this sensation (after all, the holidays can bring this out in anyone), then you just might want to take the high road, skip the drama, and simplify! When… Read more »

Holiday Time: Buy Your Smile A Present!

You’ve got a long list of the people (and possibly even the pets) that you love and for whom holiday gifts are a sure thing this year and every year. Is there someone (or something) you’re forgetting? It just might be time to add your smile to your holiday gift list! “My smile?” you may… Read more »

Quiz: Do Some People Just Have Good Oral Health Luck?

While we cannot wholly discount the possibility that luck comes into play, we generally dismiss the thought of “good fortune” when it comes to protecting one’s oral health. Why? Well, there is enough scientific data to suggest that common factors lead to whether your smile remains in beautiful, healthy condition or if it is going… Read more »

Q&A: Bad Habits And Bruxism

When you hear that there are some bad habits that contribute to bruxism, you might feel a little bit confused. After all, we have reassured you that the habit of grinding and clenching your teeth is an involuntary one that you cannot control unless you receive bruxism treatment. So, how could bad habits come into… Read more »

Shouldn’t I Have A Fresh Wintry Mouth?

Once winter makes its full arrival, you might be expecting your mouth to feel as clean and refreshed as newly fallen snow! Unfortunately, you may discover that the opposite occurs. The good news is that this is generally something you can resolve by making just a few changes, so your mouth feels as crisp and… Read more »

Gum Problems And How To Fix Them

When you discover that your gum tissue isn’t looking or behaving as it should, it can become a very confusing moment. This is particularly true when you recognize that you aren’t certain if you’re dealing with a cosmetic issue or an oral health concern. As a matter of fact, sometimes the symptoms you see will… Read more »

Preventing: Wear And Tear

You cannot completely sidestep the natural wear-and-tear that affects your mouth. This is because some amount of wearing down will happen as the completely normal result of using your smile. The good news is that you can, indeed, rely on preventive care to avoid any serious problems that will then require serious dental care. For… Read more »

Quiz Time: Is It Sleep Apnea?

Who doesn’t want a good night’s sleep? Some common sleep-friendly suggestions are going to bed at the same time each night, limiting exposure to electronics before bed time, and keeping your bedroom between about 60 and 67 degrees. If you do your best, but still wake up without feeling rested, perhaps sleep apnea is an… Read more »