Month: February 2014

How a General Dentist Cures Bad Breath

At least it’s not a toothache; but still, persistent bad breath can make you uncomfortable, especially as you try to interact with your friends, family, and coworkers. You can turn your head to redirect your breath as you speak, but then looking them in the eyes might be difficult. You can chew sugarless gum or… Read more »

How a Dental Crown Can Replace a Dental Bridge

The dental crown is one of the most diverse treatments in modern dentistry. It can serve as a restoration, a cosmetic enhancement, and in some cases, an effective prosthetic tool to replace missing teeth. As dental prostheses, dental crowns are traditionally used to support a dental bridge. Today, a dental crown can be coupled with… Read more »

A Dental Crown for Every Need

If your tooth is cracked, chipped, discolored, or treated with a dental filling or root canal therapy, then chances are that a dental crown can restore it (or already has). A dental crown covers the tooth in question above the gum line, and is one of the most popular cosmetic and restorative restorations in modern… Read more »

Pop Quiz—Is it TMJ Disorder?

Although frequently diagnosed and successfully treated, TMJ disorder isn’t as well-defined as more common dental issues, like cavities and gingivitis. Actually, TMJ disorder can mean a variety of different ailments, though all of them effect the same area of your jaw—mainly, the joints and muscles that control its movement. The discomfort from the jaw dysfunction… Read more »

What’s the Difference Between Migraines and Headaches?

To many people, a headache is a headache. To those who experience them frequently, headaches can take on a variety of forms, from minor to debilitating, and are occasionally described as migraines. Though sometimes used interchangeably, headaches and migraines differ in their frequency, severity, cause, and pattern of symptoms. Knowing the difference can help you… Read more »

How to Ease TMJ Headaches

Chronic, seemingly-unexplainable headaches are often signs of TMJ disorder—an umbrella term for a wide variety of issues concerning damaged or misaligned jaw joints. The problem with TMJ disorder is that, like a headache, it can result from a number of different causes. Besides headaches, it also entails a lot of other symptoms that could indicate… Read more »

Knocking Down Myths About TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder, which affects the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) connecting your lower jaw to your skull, isn’t as well-defined as tooth decay and gum disease. The pain isn’t confined to a specific area, and might include headaches and earaches as well as jaw pain and facial discomfort. There’s no single cause for the disorder, and preventing… Read more »

Questions About Your Replacement Teeth?

Not sure how to replace your lost teeth? Wonder if your replacements could work a little better? Ideally, you should retain all of your natural teeth for life, but in all honesty, many people have trouble maintaining ideal dental health every day of their lives. Teeth are routinely knocked out or subjected to destructive infections… Read more »

How to Lose Permanent Teeth

Their called permanent teeth, but most people don’t even bat an eye at the fact that they can lose them. Their moniker should hint towards the idea that your adult teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and losing them isn’t a natural or benign process. Fortunately, you have a wide range of options for… Read more »

Why Chocolate’s the Perfect Valentine’s Gift

Wondering what you should get your loved one for Valentine’s Day? The desire to be original can be a strong one for many people planning their romantic day, but one classic should always be a prominent part of the celebrations. Chocolate, the preferred treat for people of all ages and from all walks of life,… Read more »